Content tagged "blueberry insect pests"

Spotted Wing Drosophila: Blueberry Pest

Blueberries Updated: July 31, 2013

A Spotted Wing Drosophila is a small fly (2 mm to 3 mm) with bright red eyes, a pale brown thorax, and an abdomen with black horizontal stripes.

Fire Ants

Imported Fire Ants Updated: January 12, 2012

  Fire Ants are relatively small (3 mm to 6 mm in length) and red to reddish brown in color.Facts:  Damage:Control: Reference:

Monitoring for Blueberry Pest Spotted Wing Drosophila (Video)

Blueberries Updated: November 28, 2011

This video features Dr. Rufus Isaaces, Michigan State University entomology, explaining how to monitor for spotted wing drosophila.  ...

Flower thrips

Blueberries Updated: November 22, 2011

 Description: Female flower thrips are yellowish-brown to amber with an orange thorax and barely visible to the eye (1/16 inch). Males are slightly smaller...

Stink Bugs in Blueberry

Blueberries Updated: November 16, 2011

Damage to blueberries by stink bugs.

Cranberry Fruitworm

Blueberries Updated: November 16, 2011

  The cranberry fruitworm is one of the most serious pests of blueberries in the Eastern United States. Some fields have suffered 50 percent to 75 percent...

Blueberry Maggot

Blueberries Updated: November 16, 2011

Some blueberry fields are more likely to develop a maggot infestation than others.

Effects of Insects on Blueberry Plants (Video)

Blueberries Updated: November 15, 2011

Rufus Isaacs of MSU Entomology explains his experiment to discover effects of insects on blueberry plants in this video.  ...

Japanese Beetle

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

  Description: Adult is about 1/2 in long with a metallic green head and thorax, and reddish-brown wing covers.Facts:Damage:Scouting:Control:Source:Isaacs,...

Leaf-footed bugs

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

  Description: Immature bugs (or nymphs) resemble smaller adults, except that they are often more brightly colored with orange or red markings. Nymphs are...

Grasshoppers

Grapes Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

  Description: Grasshoppers are generally elongate insects with narrow, leathery fore wings; large, membranous flying wings; and chewing mouthparts. The hind...

Blueberry Aphid

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

   Description: Aphid adults have pear-shaped bodies. They, generally, are less than 1/8 inch long. Their color varies according to species, but common...

Blueberry Blossom Weevil

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

Blueberry Blossom Weevils, also called Cranberry Weevils, are dark reddish beetles with white flecks on their wing covers (elytra). Each weevil has a snout...

Blueberry Bud Mite

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

   Blueberry bud mites are microscopic and white, living on the inner bud scales of blueberry from the fall to...

Blueberry Gall Midge

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

  Facts:Damage:Scouting:Control:References:NEXT PAGE - Blueberry Mealybug

Blueberry Mealybug

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

Blueberry Mealybugs are 3 mm to 4 mm long and white to light pink with a waxy covering.Facts:Damage:Scouting:Control:Sources:NEXT PAGE - Blueberry Stem Gall...

Blueberry Stem Gall Wasp

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

Blueberry Stem Gall Wasps are small kidney shaped to irregular spherical growths on the stems of blueberry plants. They range in size from .19 inches to .98...

Blueberry Tip Borer

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

Description: Mostly brown, but each front wing has orange marks near tip and a silver spot along hind margin. Wingspan of 9.5 mm to 14.5 mm. Oviposit on...

Blueberry Flea Beetle

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

  Blueberry Flea Beetle larvae are dark brown, 0.1 inch to 0.4 inch in length, and have three pairs of legs. Pupae are yellow-orange in color and are...

Obliquebanded Leafroller

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

  The Obliquebanded Leafroller is a native species that occurs throughout southern Canada and the United States. It infests apple, pear, cherry, plum, peach,...

Yellow-necked Caterpillars

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

  Beginning in mid-summer, blueberry bushes should be inspected every two weeks. Clusters of older larvae are usually quite visible feeding on the terminal...

Common Blueberry Insect Pests and Their Control

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

  A small planting of blueberries can provide an ample supply of quality fruit for home use; however, it will probably have insect pest problems. But,...

Blueberry Stem Borer

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

  Facts:Damage:Control:Reference:Stem Borer. IPM North Carolina State University. 05 June 1997. Retrieved 14 July 2010.NEXT PAGE - Fire Ants

Scouting for Pests in Blueberry Fields

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

Regular scouting of pests and diseases in bluebeberry fields is the foundation for effective pest management, as well as ensures early detection of insect...

Blueberry Insect Pest Identification Guide

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

Prepared by: Denise Attaway and Natalie Hummel   Click here toThe intent of this guide is to inform blueberry producers of all blueberry pests that...

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