gelechiid
gelechiid gelechiid n. a small slender-winged moth whose larvae are agricultural pests.

Syn: gelechiid moth. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • gelechiid — noun small slender winged moths whose larvae are agricultural pests • Syn: ↑gelechiid moth • Hypernyms: ↑moth • Hyponyms: ↑Gelechia gossypiella, ↑grain moth, ↑potato moth, ↑p …   Useful english dictionary

  • gelechiid — /jeuh lek ee id/, n. 1. any of numerous small moths of the family Gelechiidae, including many crop pests, as the Angoumois grain moth and potato tuberworm. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the gelechiids. [ < NL Gelechiidae name of the family,… …   Universalium

  • gelechiid — ge·lech·i·id …   English syllables

  • gelechiid moth — ▪ insect       any of more than 4,500 species of moths (order Lepidoptera), some of which are important pests. The brown adults have gray or silver markings and average 19 mm (3/4 inch) in wingspan. The hindwings have somewhat concave outer… …   Universalium

  • gelechiid moth — noun small slender winged moths whose larvae are agricultural pests • Syn: ↑gelechiid • Hypernyms: ↑moth • Hyponyms: ↑Gelechia gossypiella, ↑grain moth, ↑potato moth, ↑potato tube …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of gelechiid genera — The large moth family Gelechiidae contains the following genera:References* [http://www.nhm.ac.uk/jdsml/research curation/projects/butmoth/GenusList3.dsml?searchPageURL=index.dsml SUPERFAMIL= FAMILYqtype=starts+with FAMILY=gelechiidae… …   Wikipedia

  • Aprostocetus — Taxobox name = Aprostocetus regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Hymenoptera subordo = Apocrita superfamilia = Chalcidoidea familia = Eulophidae genus = Aprostocetus genus authority = Westwood, 1833 subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

  • Gelechia gossypiella — noun 1. larvae of a gelechiid moth introduced from Asia; feeds on the seeds of cotton bolls • Syn: ↑pink bollworm • Hypernyms: ↑bollworm • Member Holonyms: ↑Gelechiidae, ↑family Gelechiidae 2. small brown moth whose lar …   Useful english dictionary

  • potato moth — noun greyish brown moth whose larva is the potato tuberworm • Syn: ↑potato tuber moth, ↑splitworm, ↑Phthorimaea operculella • Hypernyms: ↑gelechiid, ↑gelechiid moth * * * noun or …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Gelechiidae — noun important economic pests • Syn: ↑Gelechiidae • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family • Member Holonyms: ↑Lepidoptera, ↑order Lepidoptera • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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