Pomegranate tree leafworm

Updated on: 11 Dec 2020 - 22:53

When the leaves of the pomegranate trees are completely formed in the middle of May small moths appear. These pests’ eggs barely can be seen with naked eyes. Moths individually put their eggs on the buds. Approximately 2 mm larvae come out of eggs after a week or 10 days depends on the temperature.

Baby larva growing gradually by penetrating to the pomegranate tree sprouts, by spinning nets like cobweb, squeezing leaves, and by feeding from pomegranate leaf sprouts and finally reach about one centimeter in size. This pest is in the form of larva in winter and mostly settles beneath the bark.