- Psorosticha zizyphi
Psorosticha zizyphi Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Lepidoptera Family: Oecophoridae Genus: Psorosticha Species: P. aristella Binomial name Psorosticha zizyphi
- Depressaria zizyphi Stainton, 1859
- Depressaria angusta Walsingham, in Moore, [1884-87]
- Psorosticha acrolopha Lower, 1901
The Citrus Leaf Roller (Psorosticha zizyphi) is a moth of the Oecophoridae family. It is found in south-east Asia, including Hong Kong, India, Ceylon, New Guinea and Queensland and New South Wales in Australia.
The larvae feed on young shoots of various trees in Rutaceae family, including Citrus limon, Citrus reticulata, Aegle marmelos, Feronia elephantum, Glycosmis pentaphylla and Murraya koenigii, as well as other plants, such as Zizyphus jujuba and Ailanthus excelsa. They live in a rolled leaf of their host plant. Pupation takes place inside the folded leaf.
The species is considered a pest on Citrus species. By rolling the leaves, they seriously damage or even destroy new growth flushes.
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