leaf roller
noun Date: 1830 any of various lepidopterans whose larvae make a nest by rolling up plant leaves

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  • Leaf roller — Leaf Leaf (l[=e]f), n.; pl. {Leaves} (l[=e]vz). [OE. leef, lef, leaf, AS. le[ a]f; akin to S. l[=o]f, OFries. laf, D. loof foliage, G. laub, OHG. loub leaf, foliage, Icel. lauf, Sw. l[ o]f, Dan. l[ o]v, Goth. laufs; cf. Lith. lapas. Cf. {Lodge}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leaf roller — leafroller leafroller, leaf roller leaf roller . (Zo[ o]l.) The larva of any tortricid moth which makes a nest by rolling up the leaves of plants and tying the leaves with spun silk; aalso, the moth itself. See {Tortrix}. [1913 Webster + WordNet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leaf roller — noun moth whose larvae form nests by rolling and tying leaves with spun silk • Syn: ↑leaf roller • Hypernyms: ↑tortricid, ↑tortricid moth * * * noun : the larva of an insect (as a tortricid moth) that makes a nest by rolling up plant leaves * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • leaf roller — Tortrix Tor trix, n. [NL., fr. L. torquere, tortum, to twist.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small moths of the family {Tortricid[ae]}, the larv[ae] of which usually roll up the leaves of plants on which they live; also called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leaf-roller — noun moth whose larvae form nests by rolling and tying leaves with spun silk • Syn: ↑leaf roller • Hypernyms: ↑tortricid, ↑tortricid moth …   Useful english dictionary

  • leaf roller — any of several insects, esp. moths of the family Tortricidae, the larvae of which form a nest by rolling and tying leaves with spun silk. Also, leafroller. [1820 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • leaf roller — noun The caterpillar of a tortrix moth, a pest that infests plants and rolls up their leaves …   Wiktionary

  • leaf roller — noun a moth or other insect whose larvae roll up the leaves of plants which they feed on …   English new terms dictionary

  • leaf roller moth — ▪ insect also called  Bell Moth,    any member of the worldwide insect family Tortricidae (order Lepidoptera), named for the characteristic leaf rolling habit of the larvae. The name bell moth arises from the shape of the adult s folded, squarish …   Universalium

  • Canna Leaf Roller — Although referred to as the Canna Leaf Roller, there are actually two different creatures that go under that name. Cannas are largely free of pests but in the USA plants sometimes fall victim to Calpodes ethlius , the larval state of the… …   Wikipedia

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