Definition of Phthorimaea operculella
1. Noun. Larva of potato moth; mines in leaves and stems of e.g. potatoes and tobacco.
Group relationships: Genus Phthorimaea, Phthorimaea
Generic synonyms: Caterpillar
2. Noun. Greyish-brown moth whose larva is the potato tuberworm.
Generic synonyms: Gelechiid, Gelechiid Moth
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phthorimaea Operculella
Literary usage of Phthorimaea operculella
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1. IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and Biological Control of Plant Pests by Jane P. Gates (1994)
"Language: English Descriptors: India; Solanum tuberosum; Tubers; Crop damage; phthorimaea operculella; Biology; Ecology; Biological control; ..."
2. 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 ..."