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Biology and Distribution of Pryeria sinica, a New Pest of Euonymus Found in Virginia and Maryland

P. B. Schultz, E. R. Day, A. Bordas, and R. Bean

November 2006


Pryeria sinica is a newly discovered foliar feeding insect previously known only from Asia that feeds on Euonymus and Celastrus. It is univoltine in Maryland and Virginia with egg hatch occurring in mid-March. Larvae initially feed as leaf skeletonizers, then later as leaf notchers.


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