Any of numerous small moths of the family Tortricidae, many of which have larvae that are important pests of agricultural, ornamental, and forest plants, and including various leaf rollers.
Any of a family (Tortricidae) of small, broad-bodied moths whose larvae feed on the leaves of shrubs and trees: the larvae of some species roll and fasten leaves together to form nests.
Origin of tortricid
- From New Latin Tortrīcidae family name from Tortrīx Tortrīc- type genus tortrix
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition