Common Name: Peach Twig Borer
Latin Name: Anarsia lineatella
Main Host(s): Fruit and nut trees such as peaches, nectarines, prunes, plums, apricots, almonds
Peach Twig Borer (PTB) is a pest common to the Mediterranean area but also to many fruit and nut growing areas around the world, from North America to Europe and Asia, with the exception of Australia and Japan. Its primary hosts are stone fruits such as peaches, nectarines and prunes, but nut trees such as almonds are susceptible as well.