Obliquebanded leafroller

Insect

Obliquebanded leafroller

Choristoneura rosaceana (Harris)

Lepidoptera: Tortricidae

Distribution: Southern Canada and most fruit-growing states in eastern North America.


Adult wings are beige, tinged with red. Forewings are crossed with oblique brown bands (A). The female is larger than the male. The green eggs are laid in masses on the upper surface of leaves (B). The larva is yellowish green to olive green; its head and thoracic shield vary from tan to brown or blackish (C).

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