Cyclamen tortrix is a moth and belongs to the leaf rollers.
Cyclamen tortrix (Clepsis spectrana) is a moth and belongs to the leaf rollers (Tortricidae). Characteristic for leafroller moths is that they live in a rolled or folded leaf or are spun between the leaves.
The larvae (caterpillars) of the leafroller moths eat leaves, shoots and buds.
The cyclamen tortrix has a wingspan of about 19 mm and the wings are folded over the body at rest, protecting the body. The cyclamen tortrix is covered with yellow/green and brown spots.
Parasitoid wasps and predatory bugs are among the natural enemies of leafroller moths.
Where to find
- Deciduous trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants in the ornamental and vegetable garden.
In greenhouse cultivation, provide the windows with insect netting, this will keep the cyclamen tortrix out.