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Cherry Scallop Shell Moth Pest AlertAuthor(s): John Omer; Debra Allen-Reid
Source: USDS Forest Service, Northeastern Area, State and Private Forestry, 180 Canfield Street, Morgantown, WV 26505
Publication Series: Program Aid
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DescriptionThe cherry scallop shell moth, Hydria prunivorata (Ferguson) is a defoliator of black cherry, and occasional other native cherries throughout its range in eastern North America. The moth?s name is derived from the pattern of alternating dark and light scalloped lines on the wings. The adults which emerge from late May to early August, have a wingspread of about 37mm. After mating, the females lay their eggs in clusters on the underside of cherry larvae. The eggs hatch from July through August. The young larva construct a tub-like nest by webbing together leaf margins.
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CitationOmer, John; Allen-Reid, Debra 1996. Cherry Scallop Shell Moth Pest Alert. USDS Forest Service, Northeastern Area, State and Private Forestry, 180 Canfield Street, Morgantown, WV 26505
KeywordsNA-PR-01-96, cherry tree disease, tub-like webbing, cherry scallop shell moth, eggs in clusters black cherry trees, cherry tree defoliator, damaged black cherry tre, silken thread
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