Graph·​o·​lita | \ ˌgra-fə-ˈli-tə How to pronounce Grapholita (audio) \

Definition of Grapholita

: a genus of typically small moths (family Tortricidae) having larvae that feed in various fruits or flower heads — see cherry fruitworm, clover head caterpillar, oriental fruit moth

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First Known Use of Grapholita

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Grapholita.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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