leaf-roller


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Noun1.leaf-roller - moth whose larvae form nests by rolling and tying leaves with spun silkleaf-roller - moth whose larvae form nests by rolling and tying leaves with spun silk
tortricid, tortricid moth - any of numerous small moths having lightly fringed wings; larvae are leaf rollers or live in fruits and galls
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Tortricidae is a very large family of small moths that contains not only some important agricultural pests, such as codling moth and omnivorous leaf-roller (OLR), but also some very important forest pests, such as the Eastern and Western spruce budworm.
If we didn't find, say, a red-banded leaf-roller, then we'd know that spot on the apple wasn't from one of those.