Locust Twig Borer Moth

Ecdytolopha insiticiana
Ecdytolopha insiticiana
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Ecdytolopha insiticiana, the locust twig borer is a moth of the family Tortricidae. It is found in North America, including Pennsylvania, Iowa, West Virginia, Arkansas, Massachusetts, New York and Ontario. The wingspan is 20–25 mm. Adults are on wing from May to August. The larvae feed on Robinia pseudoacacia. The larvae feed within the stem pith of seedlings, stump sprouts and new stem growth of older trees.

Locust Twig Borer Moth

Ecdytolopha insiticiana


tree pest
garden pest
crop pest

Scientific classification

kingdom: Animalia
phylum: Arthropoda
class: Insecta
order: Lepidoptera
family: Tortricidae
genus: Ecdytolopha

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