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leaf roller

or leafroller

noun
1.
any of several insects, especially moths of the family Tortricidae, the larvae of which form a nest by rolling and tying leaves with spun silk.
Origin of leaf roller
1820-1830
1820-30
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  • His trees are troubled with tent-caterpillar, flat-headed borer, and leaf-roller, which do little damage.

    The Apple Various
  • My trees are troubled with leaf-roller, and my fruit with codling-moth.

    The Apple Various
  • We have some leaf-roller, fall web-worm, and codling-moth, but have never sprayed any.

    The Apple Various
  • Trees are troubled with flathead borer and leaf-roller, and my apples with codling-moth.

    The Apple Various
  • My trees are troubled with root aphis, roundhead borer and leaf-roller.

    The Apple Various
  • His trees are troubled with bark-louse and leaf-roller, and his apples with codling-moth.

    The Apple Various
  • My old trees are affected with flathead borer and leaf-roller.

    The Apple Various
  • The leaf-roller, too, is most effectively disposed of by physical force,—pressure of thumb and forefinger.

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  • My trees are troubled with twig-borer, canker-worm, and leaf-roller, and my fruit with codling-moth.

    The Apple Various
  • My trees are troubled with bud moth, flathead borer, and twig-borer; some seasons I also have leaf-roller and leaf-crumpler.

    The Apple Various

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