Spotted Fireworm: A Pest of Cranberry in New Jersey
Spotted fireworm, Choristoneura parallela (Robinson) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), is an important pest of cranberry in New Jersey. Larvae feed on the leaves and fruit. They are generalists and feed on a wide variety of plants, including loosestrife and marsh St. John’s-wort. Females lay their eggs typically on weeds, so keeping beds clean from weeds may keep this insect under control.