Homona coffearia

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Homona coffearia (click on image to enlarge it)
Author: Andrew Hardacre
Source: Flickr
Homona coffearia larva (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Merle Shepard, Gerald R.Carner, and P.A.C Ooi, Insects and their Natural Enemies Associated with Vegetables and Soybean in Southeast Asia
Source: IPM Images

Homona coffearia (Nietner, 1861) - (tea tortrix)

This moth is found in southern Asia, from India in the west to Japan in the east and to north-eastern Australia in the south. The larvae feed on the young leaves of tea, coffee and other crops. They roll and tie the leaves together longitudinally, moving to new leaves to complete their development. One generation last for 6 weeks to 2 months.

Outbreaks have been reported from some countries like Sri Lanka. The adult moths have a wingspan of around 25 mm and are mainly light brown with dark brown lines and marks.

Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Teewickler
• English: tea tortrix
• Français: tordeuse du théier