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Cranberry Girdler
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  • Erin W. Hodgson, Utah State University
  • Alan H. Roe, Utah State University
Document Type
Factsheet
Publisher
Utah State University Extension
Publication Date
6-1-2007
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Abstract
Cranberry girdler, Chrysoteuchia topiaria, can be found throughout the U.S., but is particularly damaging to turfgrass seed production areas in the Pacific Northwest. This insect was first detected in northern and northeastern Utah during the early 1980’s. Larvae prefer cool-season grasses, such as Kentucky bluegrass, bentgrass and fine-leaf fescues. In addition to causing significant damage to turfgrass, it is recorded as a pest of other grasses, cranberry, Douglas fir, and true firs.
Citation Information
Erin W. Hodgson and Alan H. Roe. "Cranberry Girdler" (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/erin_hodgson/261/