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- Brown raised corky spots on fruit
- Severely infected fruit may be deformed and cracked
- Olive green to brown leaf spots with an irregular or feathered edge, eventually becoming a dark brown to black
- Infected leaves turn yellow and drop prematurely
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- Adult fly causes punctures by laying eggs under the apple skin, resulting in dimpled and misshapen fruit
- Larvae tunnel inside fruit resulting in brown streaks and decay
- Adult fly is black with clear wings and black bands, and a white spot on the back
- Larvae are legless, white, and 1/3""in length when mature (rarely seen)
- Adults are active from July until September
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- Adult weevils lay eggs in the apples resulting in distinctive crescent shaped tan spots on the skin
- Fruit can become misshapen and often drop prematurely
- Adult weevil is small (1/5” in length), dark brown with whitish-gray patches, bumps on the wings, and a distinctive downward-curved snout
- Mature larvae are yellow-white, ¼" long, and c-shaped (rarely seen)
- Adults active in early spring (during bloom)
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- Adult weevils makes small punctures by feeding and laying eggs in the apple, resulting in a round tan spot and lumpy/misshapen fruit
- Adult weevil is reddish brown, ¼ inch long, with four bumps on their backs
- Weevils are present in early spring
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Tarnished Plant Bug
- Young fruit can have pitted, deformed fruit when adults insert eggs and feed on them
- Feeding on flower buds results in loss of flowers
- Adults are oval shaped, approximately ¼ inch long, brownish in color with streaked yellow and black lines (tarnished appearance), and have a white V-shaped marking on its back
- Nymphs may be confused with aphids, however, they move fast when disturbed (aphids do not)
- Adults and nymphs are present early in the season (April-May)
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- Fruit develops dark sunken pits & brown corky tissue within the white apple flesh around the blossom end of the fruit
- Physiological disorder which may be caused by calcium deficiencies
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