Pandemis (genus)

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Pandemis cerasana (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Donald Hobern
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Pandemis Hübner, 1825

This genus is found in the northern hemisphere and in Africa. It includes around 60 species of leafroller moths. The adults have a wingspan of around 1½ to 2½ cm. The forewings are almost rectangular in outline, brownish with a darker base and an oblique cross band. The larvae are often green.

A number of species are regarded as pests of fruit trees. For example, Pandemis pyrusana is a pest of apple trees in North America.


Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: