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  Ivy Leafroller (Cryptoptila immersana)





Ivy Leafroller | Cryptoptila immersana photo
Ivy Leafroller

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IVY LEAFROLLER FACTS

Identification
The Ivy Leafroller is a brown moth mottled with shades of brown and grey. Females have bolder pattern of dark brown and light brown patches, while males are more plain brown. Females are larger than males. When at rest, the wings are held curved downwards. The larvae are yellow green with white head, with four short stripes on the head giving it the common name of "four eyes".

Other Names
Four eyes

Size
Adult moths are 10mm to 12mm long, with wingspan to 27mm. Larvae grow to about 25mm

Food
The Ivy Leafroller is a pest of fruit plants and garden ornamentals including cotoneaster, honeysuckle, apricot, blackberry, strawberry, citrus, macadamia, avacado.

Range
In Australia, the moth has been found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Tortricidae
Genus:Cryptoptila
Species:immersana
Common Name:Ivy Leafroller