On Apr 12, 2007, spidra from Berkeley, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
Native to Australia, this polyphagous leafroller moth has so far hitchhiked to New Zealand, Hawaii, Great Britain, Ireland and has recently been spotted for the first time in the continental United States as of April 2007. Not a picky eater (!), it feeds on 200 plants of 120 plant genera in 50 families.
Some notable trees are apple, pear, peach, apricot, nectarine, citrus, persimmon, cherry, almond, avocado, oak, willow, walnut, poplar, cottonwood, coast redwood, pine, and eucalyptus. Some common shrub and herbaceous hosts are grape, kiwifruit, strawberry, berries (blackberry, blueberry, boysenberry, raspberry), corn, pepper, tomato, pumpkin, beans, cabbage, carrot, alfalfa, rose, camellia, jasmine, chrysanthemum, clover, and plantain.
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