Fruit Crop Insect Scouting

David Owens, Extension Entomologist,


Continue scouting for tarnished plant bug (see last week’s edition for further scouting information). Virginia is reporting increasing incidences of spider mite and cyclamen mite activity. Cyclamen mite damage will appear as crinkled leaves and shrunken fruit. If 10% of leaves have cyclamen mite, a miticide is recommended.

Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted lanternfly eggs are hatching. Be on the alert when moving equipment or plants out of the quarantine areas. Early instar nymphs are black with white spots.