Bud moth

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(Zool.) a lepidopterous insect of several species, which destroys the buds of fruit trees; esp. Tmetocera ocellana and Eccopsis malana on the apple tree.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Previously, moth catches of the eye-spotted bud moth, Spilonota ocellana (Denis & Schiffermuller) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), with acetic acid and phenylacetonitrile had been reported to be increased significantly (> 4X greater) when added to the sex pheromone lure (El-Sayed et al.
The three insects studied were a defoliator, the spruce budworm, Choristoneura fumiferana (Clem.); a defoliator/stem feeder, the spruce bud moth, Zeiraphera canadensis (Mut.
In the field, bud moth females lay more eggs on heavily exploited trees (Quiring and Butterworth 1994), further supporting this hypothesis.