Definition of Tortricid moth
1. Noun. Any of numerous small moths having lightly fringed wings; larvae are leaf rollers or live in fruits and galls.
Generic synonyms: Moth
Group relationships: Family Tortricidae, Tortricidae
Specialized synonyms: Leaf Roller, Leaf-roller, Homona Coffearia, Tea Tortrix, Tortrix, Argyrotaenia Citrana, Orange Tortrix, Tortrix, Carpocapsa Pomonella, Codlin Moth, Codling Moth
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Literary usage of Tortricid moth
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1. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1904)
"The rose-bud worm is the larva of a tortricid moth ... Another tortricid moth, the oblique-banded leaf- roller ..."
2. Class Book of Economic Entomology: With Special Reference to the Economic by William Lochhead (1919)
"A tortricid moth, expanding about an inch; front wings ochreous yellow with ... A yellowish-brown tortricid moth with three oblique dark bands across the ..."
3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1900)
"Of ubiquitous flag-seed destroyers I have found but two; the larvae of a very pretty little tortricid moth, ..."
4. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1909)
"An insect which is placed next to the phylloxera in Prance, owing to the enormous damage done, is a tortricid moth ..."
5. The New International Encyclopædia by Daniel Colt Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"A small tortricid moth (Carpocapsa pomonella), which is the most serious pest of the apple, flourishing wherever that ..."
6. Manual of Fruit Insects by Mark Vernon Slingerland, Cyrus Richard Crosby (1914)
"When full-grown in June the caterpillars are about I an inch long, and they transform in their cases to the adult insect, a tortricid moth. ..."
7. Report on Economic Zoology by Frederick Vincent Theobald (1903)
"Numerous enquires have been made during the past summer concerning the larvae of a small tortricid moth which damages the buds of various fruit trees when ..."