any of numerous small moths of the family Gelechiidae, including many crop pests, as the Angoumois grain moth and potato tuberworm.
belonging or pertaining to the gelechiids.
< Neo-Latin Gelechiidae
name of the family, equivalent to Gelechi
) name of the genus (< Greek gēlechḗs
sleeping on earth; see -ia
) + -idae -id2