Carnation tortrix

Carnation tortrix, Cacoecimorpha pronubana, larvae eat a wide range of plants including broadleaved evergreens, deciduous woody plants, conifers, and annuals.

Resources

Invasive Species Consortium. Cacoecimorpha pronubana (carnation tortrix)

UK Moths: Carnation tortrix

Early carnation tortrix damage on dwarf 'Alberta' spruce

Carnation tortrix damage on dwarf 'Alberta' spruce

Close up of carnation tortrix damage on dwarf 'Alberta' spruce

 

Carnation tortrix larva exposed within damage on dwarf 'Alberta' spruce

Carnation tortrix pupa exposed within damage on dwarf 'Alberta' spruce

Overwintering lair of carnation tortrix larva with clumped mass of fecal pellets, needles and silk

Carnation tortrix feeding damage on spruce

Carnation tortrix feeding damage on 'Blue Atlas' cedar

Carnation tortrix feeding damage on 'Blue Atlas' cedar

Carnation tortrix feeding damage on laurel

Close-up of carnation tortrix damage on laurel