Spruce (Picea)-Carnation tortrix

Cacaecimorpha pronubana

Description and crop damage Larvae are active, dark green, about 0.37 to 0.5 inch long when mature, with a light brown to greenish brown head. Adult moth has bright light brown or reddish underwings. Darker brown upper wings have a transverse band. This pest attacks many broadleaf evergreens. Caterpillars weave needles together and feed within, causing small brown clusters of dead terminals. Larvae are active year-round.

For biology, life history, monitoring and management

See "Leafroller" in:

See "Caterpillar" in:

Management-chemical control

See Table 3 in: