Variegated golden Tortrix (Archips xylosteanus) is an insect pest of orchard, ornamental, and forest trees and crops. It is a native of Africa, Asia and Europe.
The insect larvae disfigure host plants by feeding on leaves. It especially damages oak, maple, ash, elm, linden, dogwood, and fruit plants in the family Rosaceae such as apple and cherry. This leafroller has a high risk of transport with nursery stock. This is just one of many forest pests that are moved to un-infested forests by humans moving firewood. Help to protect our forests: don't move firewood!For more information about this plant pest, see the CAPS data sheet.