what's eating my pear trees?

Asked May 5, 2015, 3:23 PM EDT

Something is destroying my pears! Do you recognize the damage?

Marion County Oregon

1 Response

Hello:

I'm not 100% sure from the photos, but this resembles damage from the California Pear Sawfly. Can you send the photos directly to my email address below so I can zoom in on them? A link below is to the discussion of this pest in the PNW Insect Management Handbook. Please feel free to write me directly with the photos and we can discuss this further!

http://insect.pnwhandbooks.org/tree-fruit/pear/pear-california-pear-sawfly