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Ctenopseustis fraterna
Ctenopseustis fraterna (Philpott, 1930) AMNZ21947.jpg
Holotype specimen
Scientific classification
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Family:
Tortricidae
Genus:
Ctenopseustis
Species:
C. fraterna
Binomial name
Ctenopseustis fraterna
Philpott, 1930

Ctenopseustis fraterna, the brownheaded leafroller, is a species of moth of the family Tortricidae. It is found in New Zealand, where it has been recorded from the North Island only. The common name is also used for the related species Ctenopseustis herana and Ctenopseustis obliquana.

Adults have a dark chocolate, purplish or chocolate/orange brown/ash colour pattern.

The larvae feed on Cyathea dealbata, Cyathea smithii, Dicksonia fibrosa, Dicksonia squarrosa and Sticherus cunninghamii.

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