Midge, mite and caterpillar pests of cane fruit crops

A number of midge, mite and caterpillar pests cause damage to cane fruit crops. This factsheet provides a comprehensive overview of the most damaging species commonly found. It provides helpful information on:

  • Recognition
  • Biology
  • Damage
  • Monitoring
  • Control

This information was last updated in 2012.

Useful links

AHDB research into raspberry leaf and bud mite control

AHDB research into raspberry cane midge control

AHDB research into control of blackberry leaf midge

AHDB research into control of blackberry mite

AHDB research to develop a monitoring trap for blackberry leaf midge

AHDB Grower Guide - Biocontrol in soft fruit