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Common Name

Rice leaf roller

Scientific Name

Marasmia exigua. It is also known as Cnaphalocrocis exigua, Samea exigua, and Susumia exigua. A moth in the Crambidae.

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
1Information from Singh SR (1997) Biology of the rice leafroller Cnaphalocrocis (Marasmia) exigua (Butler) (Lepidoptera): Pyralidae: Pauristinae) in Fiji. PhD Thesis. Faculty of Science, Technology and Agriculture, University of Western Sydney, Australia; and Phathak MD (1975) Insect pests of rice. The international Rice Research Institute. 3rd printing; and from CABI Marasmia exigua (rice leaf roller) (2018) Crop Protection Compendium. ( Photos 1&2 Rice-feeding insects of Tropical Asia. IRRI Photos. Flickr. (

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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