When I was thinning apples on my tree, I noticed some apples had been gnawed on by small brown beetles – I identified them as European chafer beetles I think – I also found the beetles decimating the blooms on my snowball bush/viburnum. (They were not eating the leaves, just the tiny apples!) I just wondered if this is something others have regularly experienced, and do I need to be on the lookout each year, or is it maybe a freak occurance. I have never seen them mentioned before as apple pests.
I’m in VA.