Oblique-banded leaf roller

Exotic leaf rollers

Oblique-banded leaf roller. Photo by Cheryl Moorehead, Bugwood.org

  • Exotic leaf rollers (Planotortrix spp.)
  • 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: Cherries

Scientific name: Choristoneura rosaceana
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Butterflies & moths (LEPIDOPTERA)

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol