Adult cherry fruitworms lay their eggs on both the fruit and foliage of blueberry plants.
Blueberry maggots and spotted wing drosophila can cause blueberries to become soft.
These insects are mostly brown, with orange marks near the tip of each front wing and a silver spot along the hind margin. Internal feeding causes the stem to wilt and the leaves to dry up from the tips. Monitoring for the beginning of this symptom can be used to identify the egg-laying period.
Frass is insect debris (waste or poop). Two insects can be identified on blueberries by the frass they leave behind.
Information about how fire ants, leaf-footed bugs and stink bugs damage blueberries. Also, information to use in determining if these insects are damaging a blueberry crop and how to manage these insects.
The degree of damage by stink bugs depends, to some extent, on the developmental stage of the plant when it is injured by the bugs.
Grasshoppers are generally elongated insects with narrow, leathery forewings; large, membranous flying wings; and chewing mouthparts.
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