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Other Pests You May See—Bloom to Postbloom

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Adult European red mite.
European red mite
Identification tip: Newly hatched mites are green, but as they feed, turn red. They have white spots at the base of the large hairs on the back.
Obliquebanded leafroller larva.
Obliquebanded leafroller
Identification tip: Emerging larvae are greenish yellow caterpillars, usually with black heads but sometimes with lighter-colored heads.

Newly hatched brown mite.
Brown mite
Identification tip: Newly hatched mites are red with 6 legs. After the first molt, they are brown with 8 legs, resembling the adult.

Oriental fruit moth damage, feeding in shoots kills the terminal causing it to flag
Oriental fruit moth damage
Identification tip: Larval feeding in shoots kills the terminal causing it to "flag".

Larva of peach twig borer damages leaf buds
Peach twig borer damage
Identification tip: Larval feeding damages leaf buds.

Oriental fruit moth larva inside damaged shoot tip.
Oriental fruit moth larva in leaf strike
Identification tip: Larvae are white to pink with a brown head capsule. Adults are small brown moths.

Trees infected with bacterial canker develop cankers that ooze gum
Bacterial canker damage
Identification tip: Trees infected with bacterial canker develop cankers that ooze gum.

Forest tent caterpillar larva
Forest tent caterpillar
Identification tip: Larvae are grayish with yellow stripes along the side, separated by a broad blue stripe. There is a row of white, keyhole-shaped spots on the back.

Leaffooted bug
Leaffooted bug adult
Identification tip: It is about 1 inch long and has a narrow brown body with a yellow zigzag line across its flattened back.

The crown and lower trunk of this tree have been girdled by voles, Microtus sp.
Voles
Identification tip: Voles chew the bark off trees just above and below the soil line.
   

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