Definition of Phthorimaea

1. Noun. Potato moths.

Exact synonyms: Genus Phthorimaea
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Gelechiidae, Gelechiidae
Member holonyms: Phthorimaea Operculella, Potato Tuberworm



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phthorimaea

Phragmites
Phragmites communis
Phrygia
Phrygian
Phrygian cadence
Phrygian deity
Phrygian mode
Phrygians
Phryne
Phrynosoma
Phrynosoma cornutum
Phthiriidae
Phthirius
Phthirus
Phthorimaea
Phthorimaea operculella
Phuket
Phunababa
Phycomycetes group
Phyllidae
Phyllis
Phyllitis
Phyllitis scolopendrium
Phyllium
Phyllocladaceae
Phyllocladus
Phyllocladus alpinus
Phyllocladus asplenifolius

Literary usage of Phthorimaea

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1. The Review of Applied Entomology by Commonwealth Institute of Entomology, Imperial Bureau of Entomology (1916)
"... which is a synonym of phthorimaea operculella, Zell., the world-wide potato pest. Although attacking the potato tuber, the latter moth is as a matter of ..."

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