Pine (Pinus)-Pine sheath miner

Zelleria haimbachi

Pest description and crop damage Larvae are bright orange; mature insects are tan. Adults lay eggs on needles from early to midsummer. First they mine the needle, then they sever the sheath.

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Management-chemical control

  • malathion


For more information

Johnson, W.T. and H.H. Lyon (1991), Insects That Feed on Trees and Shrubs, 2nd ed., Cornell University Press (p. 38).