Monterey pine bud moth—Exoteleia burkei
Monterey pine bud moth larvae are brownish yellow and up to 0.2 inches long. They are found in mines.
Pine bud moths mine the tips of Monterey pine trees for 1 or 2 inches. The tips eventually
die, often in a crooked position.
Damage is very localized and unlikely to harm the tree. Prune out and dispose of affected
tips. No other control is known.
pine bud moth adult