Identifying insects

Insect and mite pests

The information linked below is from MSU Extension’s handy pocket-sized guide for grape IPM scouting. Order in English or Spanish for a spiral-bound field guide.

Pests of buds

Pests of shoots

Mite pests of leaves

Insect pests of leaves

Pests of fruit

Pests during harvest

Pests of roots

Beneficial insects and mites

Natural enemies are beneficial organisms that can enhance pest control, often providing suppression of many indirect pests, such as mites and leafhoppers. The best ways to conserve beneficial insects are to use caution when selecting pesticides and timing applications, and to restrict use of predator-toxic products, particularly later in the season.