Speckled green fruitworm

The speckled green fruitworm, Orthosia hibisci, can cause damage to buds, fruits, and leaves of many diverse broadleaved ornamental plants. Hosts include apple, pear, red stem osier, ninebark, and Ceanothus spp. In these images, the fruitworm is feeding on rose buds and leaves. This species overwinters as a moth and has one generation a year.

Speckled green fruitworm (under leaf) and rosebud damage. Photo: Rosetta

Speckled green fruitworm (under leaf) and rosebud damage
Photo: Rosetta

Speckled greeen fruitworm feeding on rosebud

Speckled greeen fruitworm feeding on rosebud
Photo: Rosetta

Speckled green fruitworm feeding within rosebud

Speckled green fruitworm feeding within rosebud
Photo: Rosetta

Ugly damage from speckled green fruitworm

Ugly damage from speckled green fruitworm
Photo: Rosetta

Speckled green fruitworm. Photo: Rosetta

Speckled green fruitworm.
Photo: Rosetta

Speckled fruitworm damage. Photo: Rosetta

Speckled fruitworm damage.
Photo: Rosetta