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Carposina scirrhosella (click on image to enlarge it)
Author: Csaba Szaboky

Carposinidae - (fruitworm moths)

This family contains small moths that are related to the tortricids. Several species are pests of fruit trees with the larvae breeding inside the fruits. Economically the most important species is the peach fruit borer, Carposina sasakii, which infests fruit trees in Asia.

The forewings of the males often have characteristc groups of erected scales. Taxonomically, the family can be recognized by the structure of its mouthparts.

For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.

The following species are currently entered in the system: