Tortricidae

Pronunciation:  [Torr·TRIS·i·dee]

Common Name:  Leafrolling moths, tortricid moths

Description:   Most tortricids are small brown or gray moths.   The front wings are mottled or banded and often “squared-off” at the tip.   Labial palps usually project forward with the terminal segment turned downward.   Hind wings have three anal veins.   The Sc vein of the hind wing is unbranched.   In some species, the front wings tend to be curved near the apex and, when folded over the back, create a bell-shaped silhouette.

Spot ID Key Characters:

  1. Front wings elongate and “squared-off” at the tip
  2. Labial palps project forward with the terminal segment turned downward
  3. Hind wings with three anal veins

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Order:  Lepidoptera