Small holes are eaten in newly-emerged spring foliage. These holes increase in size as the leaves expand. The pale green caterpillars loosely bind leaves together with silk threads and walk with a looping action. The caterpillars also eat fruit blossom and make holes in apple fruitlets.
The flightless female moths emerge from between late autumn and mid-winter. These moths crawl up the tree trunk and lay eggs in the branches. tree
Product solution: Sprayday Greenfly Killer or tie Boltac Greasebands to the trunks of fruit trees in October to stop winter moths reaching up into the tree canopy.