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Leaf-rollers (tortrix moths)

These moths, just like the Noctuids, cause damage to cyclamen at the caterpillar stage (green caterpillars) especially on young and adult leaves.

As a rule, they are eliminated by the same chemical measures as used against Thrips; nevertheless it is a good idea to make sure that these insects do not get established, for their attacks can ruin the cyclamen for commercial purposes.


  • Introduction
  • The Cabbage Leaf Roller (Clepsis spectrana, syn. Cacoecia costana)
  • The European Carnation Leaf-roller
  • The Pear Leaf-roller
  • Cnephasia incertana
  • Biological control
  • Chemical control


This advice sheet is based on the methods used at the SCEA at Montourey (Fréjus, France). These procedures may need some modification to adapt them to other climatic situations. Before starting to grow cyclamen there needs to be a review of precautions against pests and diseases.   We must point out that our advice and suggestions are offered for information purposes and therefore cannot include any guarantee of specific results; it is a good idea to carry out trials beforehand.


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