Submitted to: Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: March 5, 2009
Publication Date: October 15, 2009
Citation: Brown, J.W. 2009. Olethreutinae Moths of the Midwestern United States, An Identification Guide. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 111:907-908.
Larvae of the moth family known as “leaf-rollers” cause millions of dollars of damage annually to forest, ornamental, and crop plants. This manuscript provides a review of a new book on the leaf-rollers of the Midwestern United States. Numerous pest species are included in this work, along with details of their host plants and seasonal occurrence. All species are illustrated with color images of the adult and black-and-white images of the genitalia to aid in their identification. The book represents a valuable resource to those who deal with leaf-roller moths in any capacity, including ecologists, pest managers, growers, extension entomologists, and scientists interested in plant-insect interactions.