Pest description and damage Cherry bark tortrix is a pest of most woody ornamental trees and shrubs in the family Rosaceae. The larvae are 0.33 to 0.4 inch long, pale gray to flesh-color with small, pale gray spines scattered on the surface, with a yellowish-brown head. Larvae feed directly on the cambial tissues of the tree and may cause death of the tree in sufficient numbers. Otherwise, the feeding activity decreases the supply of nutrients to the tree and increases susceptibility to disease, insect attack, and environmental stress, including cold injury. The first indication of attack is the exuding of reddish-brown, gum-like resin, which often is mixed with fecal pellets and silk. The trunk and larger limbs of trees are affected, usually at pruning wounds and graft unions.
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