Tortrix viridana, Green Oak Moth
Tortrix viridana, Green oak moth is an economic insect of oak. It is also known as the European oak leaf roller and tortrix moth. It is a distinctive green moth whose larvae feed on tree leaves of Quercus (main host), Acer, Betula, Carpinus, Fagus and Populus. They also feed on shrubs including Vaccinium and Urtica. It is distributed in Europe, northern Africa, Cyprus, Iran and Israel. An infestation of the larvae can defoliate an oak tree.
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