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In the late 1960's an outbreak of yellow-green tortricid larvae occurred over hundreds of thousands of acres of red oaks in northeastern Lower Michigan. At first the insect was thought to be the fruit tree leafroller, Archips argyrospilus (Walker); adult specimens, however, were identified by Freeman as A. serniferanus Walker. On forest lands oak or pine was the preferred cover type. In urban areas, the problem was acute where red oaks were the predominant shade tree.

In 1969 and 1970 I observed this insect to learn about its life history, habits, and distribution. Besides regular field collections, some cage studies and laboratory rearings were done.

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