How to recognize carnation tortrix
The carnation tortrix is a moth belonging to the family of Tortricidae. The adult moths have a wingspan of 18-22 mm for females and 15-17 mm for males. Males have orange brown front wings with red brown and black markings. The hind wings are brightly orange with black edges. Females have orange brown front wings and orange hind wings. Female wings have dark V on their wings. Males are in general more active than females.
Carnation tortrix damage
Caterpillars of the carnation tortrix feed from the leaf surface and roll themselves in the leaves for protection. They feed from leaves, fruits, young shoots and flowers.
Carnation tortrix life cycle
Carnation tortrix host plants
– Many different caterpillars
– Several beetles