Kōrero: Apples and pears

Brownheaded leafroller

Brownheaded leafroller

The caterpillars of brownheaded leafroller moths (Ctenopseustis obliquana) are major pests of a number of horticultural crops, including apples. They are native to New Zealand and found throughout the country. The caterpillars feed on leaves, fruits and buds, and web the leaves together with silk. This caterpillar has been parasitised by the larvae of a wasp (visible as the green blobs on the caterpillar’s back).

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John Palmer, 'Apples and pears - Pests, diseases and control', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/17259/brownheaded-leafroller (accessed 18 June 2021)

He kōrero nā John Palmer, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008