Definitions for: Tortrix


[n] small Indian moth infesting e.g. tea and coffee plants
[n] California moth whose larvae live in especially oranges



Webster (1913) Definition: Tor"trix, n. [NL., fr. L. torquere, tortum, to twist.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small moths of
the family Tortricid[ae], the larv[ae] of which usually
roll up the leaves of plants on which they live; -- also
called leaf roller.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of tropical short-tailed snakes, which
are not venomous. One species (Tortrix scytal[ae]) is
handsomely banded with black, and is sometimes worn alive
by the natives of Brazil for a necklace.

Synonyms: Argyrotaenia citrana, Homona coffearia, orange tortrix, tea tortrix

See Also: genus Tortrix, tortricid, tortricid moth

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