potato tuberworm
noun Date: 1920 a grayish-brown moth (Phthorimaea operculella) whose larva mines the leaves and bores in the stems and tubers of the potato plant and often attacks other solanaceous plants (as tobacco and tomato)

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  • potato tuberworm — noun larva of potato moth; mines in leaves and stems of e.g. potatoes and tobacco • Syn: ↑Phthorimaea operculella • Hypernyms: ↑caterpillar • Member Holonyms: ↑Phthorimaea, ↑genus Phthorimaea * * * nou …   Useful english dictionary

  • potato tuberworm — /tooh beuhr werrm , tyooh / the larva of the potato moth. [1935 40, Amer.; TUBER + WORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • potato tuberworm — pota′to tu′ber•worm [[t]ˈtu bərˌwɜrm, ˈtyu [/t]] n. ent the larva of the potato moth • Etymology: 1935–40, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • 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

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

  • Phthorimaea operculella — Taxobox name = Potato tuber moth image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera familia = Gelechiidae genus = Phthorimaea species = P. operculella binomial = Phthorimaea operculella binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • Phthorimaea operculella — noun 1. larva of potato moth; mines in leaves and stems of e.g. potatoes and tobacco • Syn: ↑potato tuberworm • Hypernyms: ↑caterpillar • Member Holonyms: ↑Phthorimaea, ↑genus Phthorimaea 2. greyish brown moth who …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • 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

  • genus Phthorimaea — noun potato moths • Syn: ↑Phthorimaea • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Gelechiidae, ↑family Gelechiidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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