Small grain-Omnivorous leaftier

Cnephasia longana

Pest description and crop damage the larvae of leaftier mothsare about 0.625 inch long when fully grown, with a tan head; the body is yellowish or gray with a lighter stripe on each side of the back.

This is a pest of vetch; occasionally it attacks wheat heads in fields where vetch grows. It is most common west of the Cascades.

Management-chemical control

Damage rarely is enough to justify chemical control, except in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Some insecticides are registered in Oregon to control this pest, consult local pest management experts for recommendations. Always check labels for rates and safety notes.

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