Definition of Phthorimaea
1. Noun. Potato moths.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Gelechiidae, Gelechiidae
Member holonyms: Phthorimaea Operculella, Potato Tuberworm
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phthorimaea
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 ..."