tineid moth

tineid moth
small yellowish moths whose larvae feed on wool or fur
Syn: ↑tineid
Hypernyms: ↑tineoid, ↑tineoid moth
Member Holonyms: ↑Tineidae, ↑family Tineidae

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  • tineid moth — ▪ insect       any of a group of moths (order Lepidoptera) that includes several economically important clothes moth species. Tineid moths generally have slender, elongated, fringed wings with a wingspan of 12 to 25 mm (1/2 to 1 inch) and dull,… …   Universalium

  • tineid moth — /ˌtɪniɪd ˈmɒθ/ (say .tineeid moth) noun any moth of the family Tineidae, as the clothes moth …  

  • tineid — noun small yellowish moths whose larvae feed on wool or fur • Syn: ↑tineid moth • Hypernyms: ↑tineoid, ↑tineoid moth • Hyponyms: ↑clothes moth, ↑carpet moth, ↑tapestry moth, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • moth — /mawth, moth/, n., pl. moths /mawdhz, modhz, mawths, moths/. 1. any of numerous insects of the order Lepidoptera, generally distinguished from the butterflies by having feathery antennae and by having crepuscular or nocturnal habits. 2. See… …   Universalium

  • tineid — [tin′ē id] n. [< L tinea, gnawing worm, moth + ID] CLOTHES MOTH …   English World dictionary

  • tineid — /tin ee id/, n. 1. a moth of the family Tineidae, comprising the clothes moths. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the family Tineidae. [ < NL Tineidae. See TINEA, ID2] * * * …   Universalium

  • moth — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. miller, tineid, Heterocera (Latin); see insect . Mothlike creatures include: carpet beetle, dermestid beetle, silkworm, gypsy, clothes, honeycomb, death s head, buffalo, lappet, luna, emperor, harlequin, deltoid, cabbage,… …   English dictionary for students

  • clothes moth — noun any of several small yellowish or buff colored moths whose larvae eat organic matter e.g. woolens • Hypernyms: ↑tineid, ↑tineid moth • Hyponyms: ↑casemaking clothes moth, ↑Tinea pellionella, ↑webbing clothes moth, ↑webbing moth, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tineoid moth — noun small dull colored moth with chewing mouthparts • Syn: ↑tineoid • Hypernyms: ↑moth • Hyponyms: ↑tineid, ↑tineid moth, ↑gracilariid, ↑gracilariid moth …   Useful english dictionary

  • carpet moth — noun larvae feed on carpets and other woolens • Syn: ↑tapestry moth, ↑Trichophaga tapetzella • Hypernyms: ↑tineid, ↑tineid moth • Member Holonyms: ↑Trichophaga, ↑genus …   Useful english dictionary

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