any of numerous brown or gray moths of the family Olethreutidae having mottled or banded wings and forewings, each with a truncated tip, including many crop pests, as the codling moth or oriental fruit moth.
belonging or pertaining to the family Olethreutidae.
< Neo-Latin Olethreutidae
name of the family, equivalent to Olethreut
) genus (< Greek olethreú
) to destroy, derivative of ólethros
destruction + -tēs
agent suffix) + -idae -id2