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Oct 14, 2016 2:40 PM CST
What can be done during the fall to control or eradicate fruit worms in raspberries?
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Oct 14, 2016 3:09 PM CST
Larvae of the Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) Fruit Fly and/or larvae of the Sap Beetle also called Picnic Beetles (Nitidulidae)

Handpicking the adult beetles and then toss into in a container of soapy water is the most organic way. Keeping the fruit picked and the ground clean of old overripe fruit and dead leaves is also helpful.

I checked the NGA archives but didn't yet find anything specifically for the raspberry worms - I'll look again.
Here are 3 items which may help you to identify and control the pests.


Edited to add:
I found this...
The thread "Garden pest (bug) not in your database" in Insect and Bug ID forum
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
[Last edited by greene - Oct 14, 2016 3:15 PM (+)]
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