Maple Shoot Borer

ENTFACT-455: Maple Shoot Borer  |  Download PDF

by Sarah J. Vanek, Extension Associate for Nursery Crop Production
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture 

Importance to the Nursery Industry

Maple shoot borer, Proteoterus aesculana (Riley) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), also known by the common names maple tip moth and maple twig borer, is a key insect pest of young maple trees in nurseries. Larvae cause tip dieback and flagging by tunneling into young growing shoots. 

Tent Caterpillars

ENTFACT-424: Tent Caterpillars  |  Download PDF

by Joe Collins, Nursery Inspector
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture 

Tent caterpillars live in groups within a silken tent. The silk is produced by glands in the head and the tent provides protection from many natural enemies. There are three species of tent caterpillars in Kentucky, USA: the eastern tent caterpillar, forest tent caterpillar, and fall webworm. 

Boxelder Twig Borer

ENTFACT-415: Boxelder Twig Borer  |  Download PDF

by Lee Townsend, Extension Entomologist
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

boxelder twig borer


ENTFACT-401: Cankerworms  |  Download PDF