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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.]
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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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"Pest species of moth that will also likely end up as bat prey include tortrix moths, nibbler of many ornamental plants, especially conservatory favourites such as citrus; codling moth, familiar to any gardener who has bitten into a maggoty apple, and leek moth, the bane of leek growers."
Tortrix moths returned to the list after a decade, causing grief with caterpillars that eat fruit and flowers, indoors and out.
Selection of suitable Trichogramma strains to control the codling moth Cydia pomonella and the two summer fruit tortrix moths Adoxophyes orana, Pandemis heparana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae).