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Plum curculio

Conotrachelus nenuphar

Plum curculio

Jerry A. Payne,

Plum curculio

Clemson University, USDA Coop. Ext.,

Size: 1/4 inch long

Where/When: Apple and plum; also apricot, pears, peach, cherry, crabapple are hosts. Appear in May or June at blossom time.

Significance: Causes scarring or lumpiness on fruits. May cause premature fruit drop.

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