Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
What's this bug (fly?) eating buds on montmorency cherry?

Posted by nobueno Boulder, CO 5a (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 9, 13 at 16:23

Found two of these flies each on different buds on my montmorency cherry. It seems to be sucking the life out of the buds. A little damage on a few of the leaves. The tree is new this year and it's doing ok but not nearly as well as any of the others I planted. The first pic is just showing the damaged leaves. The other two are of the bug.

Adam Beck: Pics to host &emdash;

Adam Beck: Pics to host &emdash;

Adam Beck: Pics to host &emdash;


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: What's this bug (fly?) eating buds on montmorency cherry?

Did you get hit with hail? The leaf damage looks like hail damage to me. The insect looks like a wasp that could be sucking the sap oozing from the damage.


 o
RE: What's this bug (fly?) eating buds on montmorency cherry?

  • Posted by nobueno Boulder, CO 5a (My Page) on
    Mon, Jun 10, 13 at 13:19

Nope. No hail that I've seen and the other trees aren't showing any damage. Haven't seen any sap on the tree.


 o
RE: What's this bug (fly?) eating buds on montmorency cherry?

Without a better image, it's difficult to tell what this insect might be. It doesn't really look like a bee or wasp or similar to me. Perhaps one of the Cimbicid sawflies?


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here