How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Seasonal development and life cycle—Amorbia

Female amorbia moths lay their light green eggs in a flat, overlapping egg mass of 5 to 50 eggs along the midrib on the upper surface of the leaves. Larvae feed on new growth flushes, often rolling the leaves or tying the leaves to fruit and feeding on the peel. Amorbia produces two to three generations a year in Southern California and in the San Joaquin Valley. Adult flights typically occur in the early spring, midsummer, and autumn.

Amorbia egg mass
Amorbia egg mass
Larva
Larva
Adult
Adult
Pupa
Pupa

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