Variegated Golden Tortrix
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Carroll, Juliet; Mattoon, Nicole
Variegated golden tortrix is a leafroller native to Europe and Asia. Also known as apple leafroller or brown oak tortrix, variegated golden tortrix is able to feed on the buds, foliage, flowers, and fruit of many plants. Therefore, this insect may present a threat to fruit crops, particularly Rosaceous plants such as apples, sweet cherry, tart cherry, peaches and pears. While not considered to be a major pest in its native regions, if introduced into the United States where there are no natural enemies, the variegated golden tortrix could build up damaging populations.
NYS IPM Type: Invasive and Exotic Fact Sheet
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Fruits; Tree Fruit; Apples; Cherries; Peaches and Nectarines; Pears