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Symptoms

Damage, includes distorted growth and misshapen trees.

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Adults are medium-sized moths with wingspans of 18-22 mm. Their orange-red forewings have several irregular silver bars. Moths may be mistaken for dried and damaged buds or bud scales. Larvae are pale yellow-brown to brown and have black head capsules and thoracic shields. At maturity they are about 13 mm long.

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