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Pear psylla, aphids, mites, soft-bodied insects.
Egg - elongate, inserted into plant tissue
Nymph - pink to pale grey, dark markings, long hairs on thorax and abdomen, fast moving (Fig. 1).
|Figure 1. Immature stages (nymphs) of deraeocoris. (BCMA)|
Adult - shiny black, 3 – 6 mm long (Fig. 2).
|Figure 2. Adult deraecoris (left) and adult minute pirate bug. (BCMA)|
Overwinter as adults in or near orchard. Females lay eggs in April or May and nymphs are present in late spring and mid-summer. There are two generations per year.
Limb taps will detect adults and nymphs.