Pear Trees

Leaf Damage

Anonymous added on April 25, 2011 | Answered

What type of insect causes large holes (about 1/2 inch in diameter) in tender pear tree leaves? What type of insect causes concave/round cuts (about 1/8 of an inch) around the edges of leaves?

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Answered on April 26, 2011

Both kinds of damage sound like Japanese beetles. But occasionally, believe it or not, slugs also cause this kind of damage on tree leaves. If you are not seeing the pest, check the leaves at night for slugs.

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