Tortrix

Definition of Tortrix

Tor´trix
n.1.(Zool.) Any one of numerous species of small moths of the family Tortricidæ, the larvæ of which usually roll up the leaves of plants on which they live; - also called leaf roller.
2.(Zool.) A genus of tropical short-tailed snakes, which are not venomous. One species (Tortrix scytalæ) is handsomely banded with black, and is sometimes worn alive by the natives of Brazil for a necklace.

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Argyrotaenia citrana, genus Tortrix, orange tortrix, tortricid, tortricid moth
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