Rhododendron (Rhododendron)-Carnation tortrix

Cacoecimorpha pronubana

Description, biology and damage The larvae feed by rolling leaves and tying them with silk webbing. The caterpillars are light brown or greenish with brown heads and are about 0.375 to 0.5 inch in length at maturity. The larvae are very active when disturbed. The carnation tortrix caterpillar attacks many broadleaf evergreen plants but seldom causes serious damage. Larvae are active year-round. Rarely becomes a serious pest. This is a small (0.5 to 0.9 inch wingspan), bell-shaped brown moth with reddish underwings and dark bands on the upper wings.

For biology, life history, monitoring and management

See "Leafroller and leaftier" in:

Management-chemical control

See Table 3 in: