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April 4, 2012

Sawfly Sighting!

They're BAACK!  Early Spring, early pests.

They’re BAACK!  Early Spring, early pests.
If you are the proud parent of a Mugo Pine, Swiss Stone Pine, Scotch Pine or Austrian Pine, Look out for the Sawfly Larva!
They cluster on the tips of the needles, consuming the new, tender growth for the season. If not caught and dealt with soon, the result can be quite tragic, defoliation.  We recommend a product called Sevin.  A one time application can stop the harmful larvae.

Larvae have black heads, a yellow-green body with a black double stripe and many yellow and black spots; they are 20-25 mm (3/4 – 1″) when full grown.

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