First Record of Citrus Leaf Roller Archips machlopis (Meyrick) on Sweet Orange in Bangladesh


  • Md. Harun-Or-Rashid Regional Agricultural Research Station, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Burirhat, Rangpur 5400
  • Md. Akhtaruzzaman Sarkar Entomology Division, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Gazipur 1701
  • Nirmal Kumar Dutt Entomology Division, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Gazipur 1701
  • Ashis Kumar Saha Regional Agricultural Research Station, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Burirhat, Rangpur 5400
  • Mohammad Tofazzal Hossain Howlader Insect Biotechnology and Biopesticide Laboratory, Department of Entomology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh 2202



Archips machlopis, new record, Bangladesh, citrus, leaf roller, sweet orange, pest, DNA barcoding, mtCO1, morphological, molecular characterization


The occurrence of Archips machlopis (Meyrick) (Tortricidae: Lepidoptera) for the first time on sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) at the Regional Agricultural Research Station, Burirhat, Rangpur, Bangladesh during 2021-22 is reported herein. Larva bears a brown prothoracic shield and a thin white line which delineates the reddish-brown head capsule. Moths are dark grey, 8-10 cm long, while pupa are dark brown to black with elongate cremaster. DNA barcoding with mtCOI gene confirmed it as A. machlopis. Larvae are observed attacking young leaves, and being voracious cause severe foliage damage. It folds leaf around them and feeds inside the folded leaf. Approximately 21.5% young leaves were infested. More investigations are suggested to assess the pest status, hosts, biology and other aspects.


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Harun-Or-Rashid, M., Akhtaruzzaman Sarkar, M., Dutt, N. K., Saha, A. K., & Hossain Howlader, M. T. (2023). First Record of Citrus Leaf Roller <i>Archips machlopis</i> (Meyrick) on Sweet Orange in Bangladesh. Indian Journal of Entomology, 85(4), 871–874.



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