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tor·trix

 (tôr′trĭks)
n.
A moth of the family Tortricidae; a tortricid.

[New Latin Tortrīx, genus name, from Latin *tortrīx, one that twists, from tortus, past participle of torquēre, to twist; see tortuous.]

tortrix

(ˈtɔːtrɪks)
n
(Animals) a moth which has a small, thick body and which belongs to the Tortridicae family
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Noun1.tortrix - California moth whose larvae live in especially orangestortrix - California moth whose larvae live in especially oranges
tortricid, tortricid moth - any of numerous small moths having lightly fringed wings; larvae are leaf rollers or live in fruits and galls
genus Tortrix - type genus of the Tortricidae
2.tortrix - small Indian moth infesting e.g. tea and coffee plantstortrix - small Indian moth infesting e.g. tea and coffee plants
tortricid, tortricid moth - any of numerous small moths having lightly fringed wings; larvae are leaf rollers or live in fruits and galls
genus Tortrix - type genus of the Tortricidae
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For the last four or five years I've been seeing serious infestations of tortrix moth caterpillars in local woodland.
Some caterpillars, in particular the Tortrix Moth caterpillars, produce quantities of fine webbing which they use to bind leaves together so creating safe shelters for themselves.