Saturday, 9 May 2009

Fruit Tree Tortrix Moth

Curled leaves, which usually unravel to reveal a medium-sized green caterpillar (Archips podana, the Fruit Tree Tortrix) usually sitting amid a web of silk and frass of droppings. 

Not a lot to be done, especially as the leaves bound with silk are an excellent way of escaping any spray treatments. I usually pull curled leaves off when I find them.

More in general about fruit tree caterpillars

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