tineid moth


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Related to tineid moth: Gelechiidae
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Noun1.tineid moth - 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
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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).