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Jerry A. Payne, USDA Agricultural Research Service,

Pecan nut casebearer

Acrobasis nuxvorella

Pecan nut casebearer (Acrobasis nuxvorella) is an insect pest of pecan nuts. It was first detected in New Mexico in 1987.

Casebearer larvae tunnel into developing nuts, often destroying all of the nuts in a cluster. This is the most important pest of pecans in Texas.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.
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