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Ctenopseustis obliquana
Ctenopseustis obliquana female.jpg
Female
Ctenopseustis obliquana male.jpg
Male
Scientific classification
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Cossina
Family:
Tortricidae
Genus:
Ctenopseustis
Species:
C. obliquana
Binomial name
Ctenopseustis obliquana
(Walker, 1863)
Synonyms
  • Teras obliquana Walker, 1863
  • Cacoecia charactana Meyrick, 1881
  • Tortrix ropeana Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875
  • Teras spurcatana Walker, 1863
  • Sciaphila transtrigana Walker, 1863
  • Sciaphila turbulentana Walker, 1863

Ctenopseustis obliquana, the brownheaded leafroller, is a moth of the family Tortricidae. It is native to New Zealand and is an introduced species in Hawaii. The common name is also used for the related species Ctenopseustis herana and Ctenopseustis fraterna.

Ctenopseustis obliquana female ventral
Female, ventral view
Ctenopseustis obliquana male ventral
Male, ventral view

The wingspan can range up to 25 mm. The coloration and markings on the forewing are extremely variable, ranging from fawn to chocolate brown with darker markings.

The larvae feed on a wide range of plants, including various broadleaved and coniferous trees and ferns, for instance Eucalyptus, Quercus, Acacia, Larix, Picea, Pinus and Pseudotsuga species. They feed on the leaves, stem and buds of their host plant beneath a protective webbing of silk and foliage. Full-grown larvae are about 20 mm long and translucent green and sometimes pale yellow.

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