Brown headed leaf roller

  • Exotic leaf rollers
  • Includes green headed, brown headed and oblique banded leaf rollers
  • GHLR moths are 7-14 mm in length and females have dark brown zig-zag markings and a dark spot on the forewings
  • BHLR moths are 8-12 mm long with brown wings with a dark oblique mark halfway down the edge of each forewing
  • OBLR moths are 16-30 mm long and have reddish-brown wings with strong diagonal bands and a semicircular spot at the wing edge
  • Leaf rolling is the obvious symptom though fruit scarring or larval holes in cherries may also be seen
  • OBLR are found in North America whilst GHLR and BHLR are only found in New Zealand


High priority pest of: Avocados

Scientific name: Ctenopseustis obliquana and Ctenopseustis herang
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Butterflies & moths (LEPIDOPTERA)

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol