Meaning of olethreutid


Pronunciation: (ō"lu-thr'tid), [key]
— n.
  1. any of numerous brown or gray moths of the family Olethreutidae having mottled or banded wings and forewings, each with a truncated tip, including many crop pests, as the codling moth or oriental fruit moth.
  1. belonging or pertaining to the family Olethreutidae.
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