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280 days of Urbpandemonium #144

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This tiny living jewel is a tortricid* moth. They are known as leaf-rollers, since their larvae do just that, turning the edge of a leaf over themselves as refuge to forage from. Many tortrix moths are orchard pests, notoriously of apple. This individual belongs to tribe Archipini**--the first time I've had an identification resolve into the "tribe" category.

* close to Latin tortilis "twisting"

** from the genus Archips = "chief worm"

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