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Common Name

Rice leaf folder

Scientific Name

Cnaphalocrocis medinalis. A moth in the Crambidae. Another species, Marasmia patnalis, looks similar, complicating identification.

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from CABI Cnaphalocrocis medinalis (rice leaf folder) (2019) Crop Protection Compendium. (; and Leaf folder management in rice. Plantwise Fact sheets for farmers. CABI Plantwise Knowledge Bank. (; and (including Photo 1) from Rice leaffolder, Cnaphalocrocis medinalis. Rice Knowledge Bank. ( Photo 2 Quarti Rice leaf roller moth (Cnaphalocrocis medinalis) on a building wall in Canungra, Queensland, Australia. ( Photo 3 McCormack, Gerald (2007) Cook Islands Biodiversity Database, Version 2007.2. Cook Islands Natural Heritage Trust, Rarotonga. Online at

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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