Tortricid meaning

tôrtrĭ-sĭd
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.
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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.
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(zoology) Any member of the large moth family Tortricidae.
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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