pest photo

Ronald S. Kelley, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, Bugwood.org
Pear thrips
Taeniothrips inconsequens

Pear thrips (Taeniothrips inconsequens) is an insect pest of Sugar Maple and other forest trees. It was first detected in Vermont in 1986.

Damage results from feeding within developing buds and causes extensive defoliation.
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