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Tortricidae


[R] Family of the order Lepidoptera; larvae slightly hairy, bearing 3 pairs of thoracic legs and 5 pairs of abdominal prolegs; usually present in folded, rolled or spun leaves; family includes many pests of crops, larvae distorting the leaves or attacking shoots, flowers and fruits.
Major pests are the vine moth (Lobesia botrana), the peach moth (Cydia molesta), the codling moth (C. pomonella), the plum fruit moth (C. funebrana), the pea moth (C. nigricana), the chestnut and acorn moth (C. splendana), the summer fruit tortrix moth (Adoxophyes orana), Argyrotaenia ljungiana , the fruit tree tortrix moth (Archips podana), the rose leaf roller (A. rosana), the barred fruit tree tortrix moth (Pandemis cerasana), the bud moth (Spilonota ocellana) and the long-palped tortrix (Sparganothis pilleriana).


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