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Tortricidae


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; subclass Pterygota, order Lepidoptera)

Large family of small moths with broad wings, which often resemble a bell in shape when they are at rest. The labial palps are porrect. The larvae feed on litter, between leaves that they sew together, in fruit, or in galls. Some roll leaves. Many are pests, including the codling moth, whose larvae feed on apples. The family is distributed world-wide.

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