Thursday, October 23, 2008

LBAM - UPDATE 23/10/2008

LBAM larvae have been seen hiding in shoot tips, or folded up in leaves this week. These are the first generation of larvae that live on grapevines.

Light brown apple moth stick leaves together to protect themselves from natural predators like Earwigs, Lacewing junkbugs and spiders.

A tip for monitoring for apple moth is to look closely at the watershoots, or buttshoots growing from low down on the trunk. The first generations of apple moth are commonly found in these watershoots because they are close to the weeds or broadleaf plants that they live on.

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