tortricid moth

Definitions of tortricid moth
  1. noun
    any of numerous small moths having lightly fringed wings; larvae are leaf rollers or live in fruits and galls
    synonyms: tortricid
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    leaf roller, leaf-roller
    moth whose larvae form nests by rolling and tying leaves with spun silk
    Homona coffearia, tea tortrix, tortrix
    small Indian moth infesting e.g. tea and coffee plants
    Argyrotaenia citrana, orange tortrix, tortrix
    California moth whose larvae live in especially oranges
    Carpocapsa pomonella, codlin moth, codling moth
    a small grey moth whose larvae live in apples and English walnuts
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    moth
    typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae
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