Amorbia larva and adult
A species of Leafroller Moth

Photography by Max E. Badgley (1922-2006)

Amorbia larva on a leaf's ventral surface preparing to pupate.
Photo © Max E. Badgley, published with permission from the Max E. Badgley Estate, with special thanks to the University of California, Riverside, who kindly supplied this image from the UCR Chalcidoidea database collection.

Leafrollers are arthropods in the class insecta, and the order Lepidoptera, which includes the butterflies, skippers, and moths.  Leafrollers are moths that, in the larval stage of development, feed on the foliage of host plants until ready to pupate, and then prepare a protective pupation enclosure by rolling a leaf from the host plant; inside this enclosure, the caterpillar produces a silken pupae within which it develops into an adult moth.

Adult moths of leafroller caterpillars are brown or gray, 1/4 - 1/2 inch long;

Amorbia adult resting on the dorsal surface of a leaf.
Photo © Max E. Badgley, published with permission from the Max E. Badgley Estate, with special thanks to the University of California, Riverside, who kindly supplied this image from the UCR Chalcidoidea database collection.

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