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- n. Alternative spelling of leaf roller.
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The intense pressure put on leaf-roller caterpillars by wasps has pushed the evolution of high-pressure fecal firing.
These sprayings, variously modified, control not only the codlin-moth and the scab fungus but also scale, blister-mite, plant-lice, leaf-roller, case-bearer, bud-moth, red-bug and others.
Some rosebug, founding a colony; some green "worm i 'the bud," choosing for himself a pink house, which he will straightway turn into a ruin; some leaf-roller, perhaps, tying up the whole end of a young shoot for his own private apartments.
The LBAM is similar to dozens of other leaf-roller moths that exist within the state, none of which is the subject of a state eradication program.
When parasitic wasps home in on a larva such as the leaf-roller caterpillar, one of the best clues is the odor of their host’s droppings.