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Title: Oak Leaftier and Oak Leafroller (Pest Alert)

Author: USDA Forest Service,;

Date: 1998

Source: NA-PR-03-98. Newtown Square, PA:U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry

Publication Series: Program Aid

Description: The oak leaftier, Croesia semipurpurana (Kearfott), and the oak leafroller, Archips semiferanus (Walker), are important Tortricidae moths in a complex of native species feeding in the early spring on oak foliage throughout the forests of Eastern North America. Outbreaks periodically develop with frequent and severe defoliation resulting in tree mortality. The last outbreak during the 1960's and 1970's covered large areas of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Keywords: Insect, stress, defoliation.

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USDA Forest Service 1998. Oak Leaftier and Oak Leafroller (Pest Alert). NA-PR-03-98. Newtown Square, PA:U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry


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