Definition of Gelechia
1. Noun. Type genus of the Gelechiidae: pink bollworms.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Gelechiidae, Gelechiidae
Member holonyms: Gelechia Gossypiella
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gelechia
Literary usage of Gelechia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Bibliographia Zoologiæ Et Geologiæ: A General Catalogue of All Books, Tracts by Louis Agassiz (1850)
"Critical Remarks on Dr. Badham's " Insect Life."—Trans. Entom. Soc. IV. p. 286. 6. On the British species of the genus gelechia of Zeller.—Trans. Entom. ..."
2. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1884)
"... is fairly common on the aiders in the woods.—J. SANG, 181, Horninglow Street, Burton-on-Trent: October 192A.1883. Occurrence of gelechia ..."
3. The Larvæ of the British Butterflies and Moths by William Buckler (1901)
"gelechia DOMESTICA. Plate CLXII, fig. 11. On the 4th of May, 1878, Mr. Barrett sent me three larvae found in moss on an old wall, tenanting little silken ..."