Leaf litter burning in the spring resulted in 87.5% mortality of maple leaf cutter pupae, Paraclemensia acerifoliella (Fitch). No apparent damage was observed on sugar maple or beech trees within the burn area.
Simmons, G. A.; Mahar, J.; Kennedy, M. K.; and Ball, J.
"Preliminary Test of Prescribed Burning for Control of Maple Leaf Cutter (Lepidoptera: Incurvariidae),"
The Great Lakes Entomologist, vol 10
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol10/iss4/7