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Damage to Fruit in Preharvest Sample

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Damage caused by peach twig borer.
Peach twig borer
Identification tip: The peach twig borer larva generally enters fruit at the stem end or along the suture and feeds just under the skin.
Damage caused by oriental fruit moth
Oriental fruit moth
Identification tip: Small larvae of oriental fruit moth bore into the fruit, often at the stem end or where two fruit are touching, and feed in the pit area.

Damage caused by leafrollers..
Obliquebanded leafroller and omnivorous leafroller
Identification tip: Obliquebanded leafroller and omnivorous leafroller cause similar damage by chewing shallow channels in the fruit surface, resulting in small surface scars. Leaves may be webbed to the fruit.

Damage caused by san jose scale
San Jose scale
Identification tip: San Jose scale on fruit can cause fruit spotting.
Stink bug damage.
Stink bugs
Identification tip: Stink bug feeding causes depressions in young green fruit.
Plant bug damage.
Plant bugs (Calocoris)
Identification tip: Plant bug feeding on green fruit creates small, bluish-green spots.
Katydid damage.
Identification tip: The corky patch on this fruit is typical of katydid damage.
Fruit rot damage.
Fruit rot
Identification tip: Ripe fruit rot first appears as small dark spots that rapidly enlarge and eventually contain grayish tufts of spores on the surface.
Rust damage.
Identification tip: Small, sunken spots caused by rust may be confused with stink bug damage, but the presence of rust spots on foliage helps identify the disease.

Damage caused by western flower thrips
Wester flower thrips
Identification tip: Thrips feeding causes scarring on the fruit surface.

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