Cotoneaster > Leaves > Leaves discolored brown to black
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- Infected flowers appear water-soaked, shrivel and turn brown or black
- Leaves wilt, turn reddish brown; appear as though scorched by fire and cling to twigs
- Infected shoots turn brown and bend into a shepherds' crook
- Cankers on older branches cause bark to be dark, cracked and sunken
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- Black, brown or gray soot-like covering on leaf surfaces, twigs or branches
- Sticky, shiny secretions on leaves from sap-sucking insects (e.g., wooly apple aphid)
- Insects or signs of insect damage (distorted, pin-prick feeding marks, etc.) may be seen on leaves or twigs above the most heavily affected moldy areas.
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Pear Sawfly (Pear Slug)
- Larvae feed on upper surface of leaf between the veins, "windowpaning" the leaf as they feed
- Damaged leaves often have a grayish appearance before turning brown
- Larvae normally feed about 4 weeks beginning in June; a second generation may start in August
- Larvae are one half inch long, shiny and slug-like and are normally dark olive green in color
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- Leaves on one or more branches wilt, die and turn brown
- Bark on affected branches is darker, cracked, or blistered at the site of the canker
- Wood beneath the canker is dark brown
- Common on shrubs stressed by drought, winter injury and other factors
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