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Name: Todd Thiesen
Eastern Washington (Zone 7a)
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Jun 19, 2016 3:02 PM CST
I have a cane borer in my raspberries. It is not the "raspberry cane borer" as the double row of holes is absent. I suspect crown borers as I caught this gal hanging on a leaf. But the etymology seems wrong. The larvae are eating their way up the cane. Not down. My understanding is the crown borer just hangs out in the crown, not up to the very tips of the canes, where I found these guys. Suggestions anyone?

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Name: Elaine
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Jun 19, 2016 3:15 PM CST
Welcome, Todd. Sorry your pictures didn't come through. Did you start by hitting the green "Upload an Image" button below the message box?

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Name: Todd Thiesen
Eastern Washington (Zone 7a)
Keep movin on.
Jun 21, 2016 9:05 PM CST
Thank you for letting me know about the pictures. The post makes no sense without them!


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