Fruiting Tree and Shrub Pests

Browse three categories impacting healthy cultivation of fruit trees. Important pests include insects, diseases, and weeds that affect fruit trees in Colorado.

Insects

Spotted Wing Drosphila

Spotted Wing Drosphila

Spotted-wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii - Management in Home Plantings   Spotted–wing drosophila is a small fly that develops in many kinds of fruits. It is particularly damaging to ...
Peachtree Borer

Peachtree Borer

Peachtree Borer, Synanthedon pictipes Peachtree borers are the most destructive pest of stone fruits such as peach in Colorado. The larvae chew underneath the bark of the tree which can weaken ...
Japanese Beetle

Japanese Beetle

Japanese Beetle, Popillia japonica Japanese beetles have been one of the key insect pests of both turfgrass and landscape plants in the eastern US and now in the Western U.S. These beetles ...
Flatheaded Appletree Borer

Flatheaded Appletree Borer

Flatheaded Appletree Borer Description and Life Cycle All beetles undergo complete metamorphosis, meaning they have four life stages: egg, larva, pupa, adult. In the spring a single adult ...
Codling Moth

Codling Moth

Codling Moth: Control in Home Plantings   Codling moth is an important insect pest of apples and pears in North America. The cream-colored larvae of this moth tunnel into fruit.   Order: ...

Diseases

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Weeds

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