gelechiid


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Noun1.gelechiid - small slender-winged moths whose larvae are agricultural pests
moth - typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae
family Gelechiidae, Gelechiidae - important economic pests
Gelechia gossypiella - small brown moth whose larvae bore into flowers and bolls of cotton
grain moth - moth whose larvae feed on grain
potato moth, potato tuber moth, splitworm, Phthorimaea operculella - greyish-brown moth whose larva is the potato tuberworm
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Following recorded induction, galls were monitored twice weekly to ensure that galls of other insects, especially the Gelechiid moth, Gnorimoschema gallaesolidaginis and the Cecidomyiid fly Rhopalomyia solidansis, were not mistaken for early E.
Tuta absoluta and another gelechiid, Phthorimaea operculella (Zeller), were reported as hosts (De Santis 1983).
However, the gelechiid fauna of the Neotropical Region is poorly known, and it remains uncertain if this species is native to Florida or an introduction from the Caribbean or other Neotropical area.