Definition of Gelechiidae
1. Noun. Important economic pests.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Lepidoptera, Order Lepidoptera
Member holonyms: Gelechiid, Gelechiid Moth, Gelechia, Genus Gelechia, Genus Sitotroga, Sitotroga, Genus Phthorimaea, Phthorimaea, Gelechia Gossypiella, Pink Bollworm
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gelechiidae
Literary usage of Gelechiidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Classification of the Lepidoptera Based on Characters of the Pupa by Edna Mosher (1915)
"Family gelechiidae The pupae of the gelechiidae never show any portion of the labial palpi, ... The genera of gelechiidae may be separated as follows: ..."
2. Brazilian Cotton: Being the Report of the Journey of the International by Arno S. Pearse (1921)
"[-leaf. ,, ,, „ bella .. .. .. j ,, Pyralidae. Ephestia cautella .. .. seed. The pink boll-worm (gelechiidae), known in Brazil as " lagarta ..."