Rose (Rosa)-Leafroller

Includes

European (filbert) leafroller (Archips rosanus)

Fruittree leafroller (Archips argyrospilus)

Oblique-banded leafroller (Choristoneura rosaceana)

Three-lined leafroller (Pandemis limitata)

Pest description and damage These leafrollers are tortricids, noted for wriggling backwards quickly. They become small moths. They all cause similar damage but differ in their appearance and, more importantly, in their life cycle. The leafroller pests can be divided into single-generation moths, such as the fruit tree leafroller and the European leafroller, and two-generation moths, such as the oblique-banded leafroller and three-lined leafroller. The larvae are mostly green caterpillars with a light brown to black head. Adults have distinctive bands or mottling on the wings but are rarely seen.

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