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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Natural history, molecular phylogeny and taxonomy of a new kleptoparasitic gelechiid moth associated with Melastomataceae galls in Southern Brazil.
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.
For example, caterpillars of the olethreutid moth Epiblema scudderiana (Rickards et al., 1987), the noctuid moth Sesamia cretica (Grubor-Lajsic et al., 1992), the gelechiid moth (Good et al., 1997) and pupae of the papilionid butterfly Papilio xuthus (Takehara and Asahina, 1960; Shimada, 1988) avoid freezing by supercooling.