Insecta, Lepidoptera, Tortricidae .
Description, Biology, Life Cycle, Damage, Common Names, Images
- Host plants: fruit trees, particularly apple and pear.
- The hibernating caterpillar resumes its activity in March-April. Essentially leaf-eating, it maintains itself in shelters consisting of leaves bound together by silken threads. It can also nibble at the skin of fruit near the foliage.
- 2 generations a year.
- Overwintering takes place in the larval stage, in silken cocoons. This tortrix has three periods of larval activity: in spring at the time of the regaining of activity, in summer and in autumn. The adults arising from the winter generation of larvae fly in June-July, those of the 2nd generation in August-September. The larvae are active until the end of September, then they hibernate.
Present as a sporadic pest in orchards, this tortrix causes damage to leaves (*) and to fruits which are in contact with the leaves.
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