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Extension > Garden > Diagnose a problem > What insect is this? > Garden Pests > Caterpillars, maggots, grubs, and similar immature insects - 1/4 inch - 1/2 inch long > Red-banded leafroller

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Red-banded leafroller

Argyrotaenia velutinana

Red-banded leafroller

Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series,

Size: Up to 5/8 inch long

Where/When: Pest of apples. The larva webs together leaves for shelter. Young apples incorporated into the shelter are chewed. The larva is active from June until October.

Significance: Chewing forms shallow, ragged-edged scars on the maturing fruit. Feeds on leaves, although it is rarely serious.

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