gelechiid

gelechiid

[juh-lek-ee-id]
noun
1.
any of numerous small moths of the family Gelechiidae, including many crop pests, as the Angoumois grain moth and potato tuberworm.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the gelechiids.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin Gelechiidae name of the family, equivalent to Gelechi(a) name of the genus (< Greek gēlechḗs sleeping on earth; see -ia) + -idae -id2

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