Definitions of gelechiid
  1. noun
    small slender-winged moths whose larvae are agricultural pests
    synonyms: gelechiid moth
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    Gelechia gossypiella
    small brown moth whose larvae bore into flowers and bolls of cotton
    grain moth
    moth whose larvae feed on grain
    Phthorimaea operculella, potato moth, potato tuber moth, splitworm
    greyish-brown moth whose larva is the potato tuberworm
    Sitotroga cerealella, angoumois grain moth, angoumois moth
    small moth whose larvae feed on kernels of stored grains
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    typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae
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