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07/08/2012 at 17:07

Hi,

can anyone tell me what is wrong with my plums?

They have what look like brown eggs in the middle of the plum and I have seen ants & maggots inside also.

looks like the whole crop is infested.Any ideas please.

07/08/2012 at 20:58

Those may not be eggs-this is a possibility/probability

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=554

The ants are just feeding on the sugars

08/08/2012 at 08:34

Hi,

Thanks so much. It looks like it is plum moth! picture is exactly as seen on our plums.

08/08/2012 at 09:30

You may (or may not) wish to know that those 'brown eggs' are in fact the faeces of the plum moth caterpillar.

 

23/01/2014 at 09:24

maybe try a grease band around the stump next winter.

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