Northwest berry Foundation

Management Detail

Snowy Tree Cricket

in Raspberries

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Latin name: Oecanthus fultoni

Description:

This is a rare pest in northwest raspberries. Females drill small holes in canes to deposit eggs. Large numbers of punctures can girdle and kill canes above punctures, or weaken canes that can split or break under stress from wind or fruit load. Egg punctures can also be entry points for disease. Eggs hatch and young crickets emerge about May. Due to the life cycle of this pest, control is difficult. Adults are winged, but otherwise resemble nymphs. Tree crickets are whitish to light green, with slender bodies and long antennae. The snowy tree cricket has black spots on the first two antennal segments.

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Scouting:

  • Look for small holes drilled into canes where eggs have been deposited.
  • Large numbers of punctures can girdle and kill canes above punctures or weakened canes can split or break under stress from wind or fruit load.

 
Cultural Controls:

  • Remove and burn damaged primocanes to remove eggs.

 

For information about chemical controls, check with our Pesticide Guide.

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Snowy tree cricket damage - photo from Ontario Ministry of Agriculture


photo from Ontario Ministry of Agriculture


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