Horned Oak Gall

ENTFACT-457: Horned Oak Gall  |  Download PDF

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.