Pear blister mite

In spring the leaves of pear trees sometimes develop raised pink or yellowish green blotches which usually turn black during the summer. This is a sign of a pear blister mite, it does not normally affect the health or cropping of the tree.

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Pear blister mite

Quick facts

Common name Pear blister mite
Latin name Eriophyes pyri
Plants affected Pear
Main symptoms Many slightly raised pink or yellowish green blotches on the foliage in spring, later becoming blackish brown
Caused by A microscopic gall mite
Timing April-September

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