The Tortricoidea is one of the most diverse superfamilies in microlepidoptera, second only to the Gelechioidea,
into the number of species described in Horak (1998). It contains a single family, the Tortricidae, which consists of more than 10,300 species in around 1,050 genera.
Adults of the Tortricidae are characterized by a combination of the following characters: rough head, in scale; proboscis well developed and not to scale;
labial palps segmented into three parts and generally held horizontally, with apical segment short and blunt; maxillary palps reduced; (Horak 2006).
The family of Tortricidae is divided into three subfamilies: Tortricinae, Olethreutinae and Chlidanotinae (Horak 1998).
The family was recently cataloged (Brown 2005), and is available online a database updated with generic names, species and their synonyms.