Exotic Pest Reporting
Variegated Golden Tortrix
Variegated Golden Tortrix (Archips xylosteanus ) is an insect pest of orchard, ornamental, and forest trees and crops. It is a native of Africa, Asia and Europe.
The insect larvae disfigure host plants by feeding on leaves. It especially damages oak, maple, ash, elm, linden, dogwood, and fruit plants in the family Rosaceae such as apple and cherry. This leafroller has a high risk of transport with nursery stock. This is just one of many forest pests that are moved to un-infested forests by humans moving firewood. Help to protect our forests: don't move firewood!
This insect pest has been identified by USDA-APHIS as a serious threat to US Agriculture and Natural Resources, and surveys have been planned for multiple states.