Peach twig borer

Peach twig borer

Photo by H. Audemard, INRA, Montfavet,

  • Larvae of moth (Lepidoptera) – Anarsia lineatella
  • Found in North America, Europe and the Mediterranean
  • Small brown caterpillar with black head and white bands between segments
  • Bore under bark and leave chimneys of frass, damage crotch and developing limbs, new shoots wilt.
  • Larvae feed on nuts
  • Several generations each year


Scientific name: Anarsia lineatella
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Butterflies & moths (LEPIDOPTERA)

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol