Caterpillar of Holly Bud Moth


The adult holly bud moth is a mottled brown and black insect with a wingspan of approximately 0.5 inch. The larvae are greenish/brown with dark heads and about 0.5 inch long. The larvae roll and web leaves resulting in distorted leaf tip growth. Another name for the holly bud moth is blackheaded fireworm which also feeds on cranberry, blueberry, apple, and cherry.