[NAFEX] Green rosette?

William C. Garthright billg at inebraska.com
Sat Jun 5 07:53:19 EDT 2010

> Aphids.

Thank-you, Naomi.

I've seen aphids (or what I thought were aphids) on my pear trees. But 
in that case, the young leaves would just curl, and unrolling the leaf 
would reveal that the underside was thick with tiny insects. So it 
didn't occur to me that this might also be aphids. A different species, 
maybe? I did figure it was some kind of insect.

At any rate, it hasn't been a big problem (nothing as bad as the 
oriental fruit moths, which also attack the growing tips of these 
trees). I'll keep cutting these "green rosettes" off the trees when I 
see them and throw them in the garbage.

Thanks again,

Lincoln, NE (zone 5)


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