tineid


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tineid

(ˈtɪnɪɪd)
n
(Animals) any moth of the family Tineidae, which includes the clothes moths
adj
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the family Tineidae
[C19: from New Latin Tineidae, from Latin: tinea]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tineid - small yellowish moths whose larvae feed on wool or fur
tineoid, tineoid moth - small dull-colored moth with chewing mouthparts
family Tineidae, Tineidae - clothes moths
clothes moth - any of several small yellowish or buff-colored moths whose larvae eat organic matter e.g. woolens
carpet moth, tapestry moth, Trichophaga tapetzella - larvae feed on carpets and other woolens
References in periodicals archive ?
Tineid moths (Lepidoptera: Tineidae), commonly known as "clothes moths", inhabit human dwellings and storage areas and their caterpillars are considered a serious pest, since they derive nourishment from clothing, in particular wool, although also many other natural fibres.
Various insects were observed to use artificial nests as pupation sites or for shelter, however, the abundant nest inhibitors were larvae of tineid moths (Lepidoptera: Tineidae), fed on the feathers that composed the nest from 4-6 months (Robinson, 1990).
Both a fish and a tineid moth with fake headlike color patterns near the tail take their species name, beeblebroxi, from the intergalactic gadabout Zaphod Beeblebrox, who had two heads, in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1980, Douglas Adams, Harmony Books).