Definition of Phthorimaea operculella

1. Noun. Larva of potato moth; mines in leaves and stems of e.g. potatoes and tobacco.

Exact synonyms: Potato Tuberworm
Group relationships: Genus Phthorimaea, Phthorimaea
Generic synonyms: Caterpillar



2. Noun. Greyish-brown moth whose larva is the potato tuberworm.
Exact synonyms: Potato Moth, Potato Tuber Moth, Splitworm
Generic synonyms: Gelechiid, Gelechiid Moth

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phthorimaea Operculella

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
Phyllocladus trichomanoides

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 ..."

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