Environ. Horticulture, Pears, Cherries, and Viticulture
University of California
Environ. Horticulture, Pears, Cherries, and Viticulture

Fruit Damage

In the highly infested area of Midtown Sacramento (a few blocks south of Capital Park) in 2014, BMSB damage to fruit of some species was severe, but not other species.

Severe damage was seen on apples, Asian pears, cherries, nectarines, and peaches. No damage was seen on citrus, persimmons or plums.

In 2015, persimmon was added to the list of damaged fruit.

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Peach damage,  May 12, 2014 (photo by Chuck Ingels).
Peach damage, May 12, 2014 (photo by Chuck Ingels).
217555aNectarine damage,  June 3, 2014 (photo by Chuck Ingels).
217555aNectarine damage, June 3, 2014 (photo by Chuck Ingels).
No plum damage on tree growing next to Asian pear tree with damaged fruit, July 2, 2014 (photo by Chuck Ingels).
No plum damage on tree growing next to Asian pear tree with damaged fruit, July 2, 2014 (photo by Chuck Ingels).
Asian pear damage,  July 2, 2014 (photo by Chuck Ingels).
Asian pear damage, July 2, 2014 (photo by Chuck Ingels).
Asian pear damage, August 19, 2014 (photo by Chuck Ingels).
Asian pear damage, August 19, 2014 (photo by Chuck Ingels).
Damage caused by BMSB feeding on persimmon in midtown Sacramento, Sept. 8, 2015 (photo by Chuck Ingels).
Damage caused by BMSB feeding on persimmon in midtown Sacramento, Sept. 8, 2015 (photo by Chuck Ingels).
Persimmon cut open to show damage from recent BMSB feeding in midtown Sacramento, Sept. 1, 2015 (photo by Chuck Ingels).
Persimmon cut open to show damage from recent BMSB feeding in midtown Sacramento, Sept. 1, 2015 (photo by Chuck Ingels).
 
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