Zeiraphera (genus)

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Zeiraphera Treitschke, 1829

This genus of tortrix moths is widely distributed in the northern hemisphere and contains around 30 species. They breed mainly in trees of the families Fagaceae (e.g. oak) and Pinaceae (e.g. larch or spruce). The larvae are leaf rollers or attack the buds and shoots of conifers, tying the needles. Some species are considered forest pests like the larch bud moth (Zeiraphera griseana) in Europe.

Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: