Pecan Nut Casebearer

pecan nut casebearer. Photo credit: Jerry A. Payne

Photo credit: Jerry A. Payne

Pecan Nut Casebearer

Scientific name: Acrobasis nuxvorella (Neunzig)
(Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)

Facts: The pecan nut casebearer is an important pest of pecans. The adult moth has a siphoning mouth tube; larvae have chewing mouthparts. Several generations occur each year. The first generation is usually the most damaging in pecans since it damages terminal growth as nuts are first formed.

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