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  • Image: Sap Beetle 1
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Sap Beetle
Glischrochilus spp., Carpophilus spp.

  • Adults feed on ripe and overripe fruit, causing small (< ¼ inch) cavities in the drupelets
  • Beetles are approximately ¼ inch long, mostly black insects that are flattened and broadly oval with four yellowish-orange spots on their backs
  • Beetles appear at harvest and are attracted to overripe fruit
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  • Image: Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle
  • Image: Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle 2

Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle
Harmonia axyridis

  • Adults are most likely feeding on the juice from insect damaged or diseased raspberries
  • Adults are present at/near harvest of fall bearing raspberries (September)
  • Adults are approximately ⅓ inch long and round. The coloration of MALB adults ranges from orange to red with zero to 19 black spots
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  • Image: Yellowjackets

Yellowjackets
Vespula spp.

  • Adults feed on overripe or damaged raspberries
  • Adults are present at/near harvest of fall bearing raspberries (September)
  • Adult is ½ inch long and has alternating yellow and black bands on the abdomen
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