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    Tortricidae: Brief Summary
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    This article is about the family of moths. For other uses, see Tortricidae (disambiguation).

    The Tortricidae are a family of moths, commonly known as tortrix moths or leafroller moths, in the order Lepidoptera. This large family has over 10,350 species described, and is the sole member of the superfamily Tortricoidea, although the genus Heliocosma is sometimes placed within this superfamily. Many of these are economically important pests. Olethreutidae is a junior synonym. The typical resting posture is with the wings folded back, producing a rather rounded profile.

    Notable tortricids include the codling moth and the spruce budworm, which are among the most well-studied of all insects because of their economic impact.

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    Bell moth leaf rollers are fairly small moths with more or less square front wings. Most of the species disguise themselves as a leaf when sitting still. By holding their wings as a roof over the body, their disguise closely resembles pieces of leaves. The caterpillar lives between folded or rolled up leaves, which is how it got its name. Various species of leaf rollers have salt marsh and dune plants as their host plant.
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