oriental peach moth
noun see oriental fruit moth

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • oriental peach moth — noun or oriental fruit moth Usage: sometimes capitalized O : a small moth (Grapholitha molesta) prob. native to Japan but now of nearly cosmopolitan distribution and having a larva that is injurious to the twigs and fruit of orchard trees and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • oriental fruit moth — noun see oriental peach moth * * * a moth, Grapholitha molesta, introduced into the U.S. from the Orient, the larvae of which infest and feed on the twigs and fruits of peach, plum, and related trees. Also called peach moth. [1920 25] * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • oriental fruit moth — noun Date: circa 1921 a small nearly cosmopolitan moth (Grapholita molesta syn. Cydia molesta) probably of Japanese origin whose larva is injurious to the twigs and fruit of orchard trees and especially the peach called also oriental peach moth …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Oriental fruit moth — a moth, Grapholitha molesta, introduced into the U.S. from the Orient, the larvae of which infest and feed on the twigs and fruits of peach, plum, and related trees. Also called peach moth. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • peach moth — noun : a moth having larvae that attack the peach; especially : oriental peach moth * * * peach moth, a small, mottled brown moth whose larvae burrow into peaches and other fruits; Oriental fruit moth …   Useful english dictionary

  • peach moth. — See Oriental fruit moth. * * * …   Universalium

  • peach moth. — See Oriental fruit moth …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bureau of Entomology — The Bureau of Entomology was a unit within the Federal government of the United States from 1894 to 1934. It developed from a section of the Department of Agriculture which had been working on entomological researches and allied issues relating… …   Wikipedia

  • olethreutidae — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈthrüd.əˌdē noun plural Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from Olethreutes, type genus (from Greek olethreuein to slay, destroy, from olethros destruction) + idae : a large family of small moths including the codling moth and the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • grapholitha — ˌgrafəˈlithə noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from grapho + litha (from Greek lithos stone) : a genus of rather small moths (family Olethreutidae) having larvae that feed in various fruits or flower heads see oriental peach moth …   Useful english dictionary

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