Chrysoteuchia topiarius – Cranberry Girdler

Hodges # 5391

Caterpillar foods: young larvae on crowns, leaves, and roots of grasses;  mature larvae on bark of cranberry and conifer seedling roots and crowns; also blueberry, and many species of herbaceous plants  (Bugguide)

Larvae are pests of cranberry growers, sod farmers and nursery owners  (Bugguide)

6/27/2010

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7/4/2014

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