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Distinguishing Between Orange Tortrix and Garden Tortrix

Be sure to distinguish orange tortrix from garden tortrix; the latter may be caught in traps but is not a pest of grape.

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Adult garden tortrix.
Garden tortrix
Identification tip: Garden tortrix moths are buff brown. Forewings are marked with a dark-brown diagonal stripe and a marginal spot, producing a chevron pattern with greater contrast than that of orange tortrix.

Adult orange tortrix.
Orange tortrix
Identification tip: Orange tortrix moths are fawn or gray and the chevron pattern has less contrast than that of the garden tortrix.

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