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Larch Casebearer

Larch Casebearer
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They are very small and one of the first thing they do is hollow it out the hosts needle tip, reinforce the inside with silk, and then crawl inside. This light brown, cigar looking shape case is then carried around on their backs for the remainder of the larval period. Larvae feed on the foliage beginning when it is emerging from the bud and into June.