tortricid moth


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Noun1.tortricid moth - any of numerous small moths having lightly fringed wingstortricid moth - any of numerous small moths having lightly fringed wings; larvae are leaf rollers or live in fruits and galls
moth - typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae
family Tortricidae, Tortricidae - leaf rollers and codling moths
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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Attraction of males of the South American tortricid moth Argyrotaenia sphaleropa (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) to the components of the synthetic sexual pheromone in persimmon.
The implications of this neo-sex chromosome system on the adaptive potential of tortricid moths, and on their speciation, were studied by Nguyen et al.
Like all Tortricid moths, when LBAM are at rest the wings are folded so that only the front pair of wings--the forewings--are visible and are in the shape of a bell.