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Red-banded leafroller
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Red-banded leafroller
Argyrotaenia velutinana
Size: Up to 5/8 inches 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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