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Plum curculio
Photo Credit: Jerry A. Payne, Plum curculio
Photo Credit: Clemson Univ., USDA Coop. Ext.,

Plum curculio
Conotrachelus nenuphar
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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