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Pests of Citrus :: Minor Pests::Leaf roller


10. Leaf roller: Psorosticha zizyphi (Oecophoridae: Lepidoptera)


Distribution and status: India

Host range: Citrus, ber



Eggs laid singly or in groups along the mid rib of leaves. Egg, larval and pupal period lasts for 3-5, 9-11 and 5-10 days respectively. Larva webs together and folds leaves and feed drom within on the epidermis first and on the whole leaves later. Larva pale yellowish green with black head, adult moth small and brown.