- a moth of the family Tineidae, comprising the clothes moths.
- belonging or pertaining to the family Tineidae.
Origin of tineid
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The smaller specimens, such as the Tortricid and Phycitid and Tineid should be "boxed" in the pillboxes provided for this purpose.Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting
William T. Hornaday
Tineid larv are rarely found in collections, and only affect the larger moths.
Capillii: hairs of the head that form a cap as in certain Trichoptera and Tineid Lepidoptera.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
This is one of the largest of the Tineid found in New Zealand, measuring fully fifteen lines across the expanded wings.An Elementary Manual of New Zealand Entomology
G. V. Hudson
- any moth of the family Tineidae, which includes the clothes moths
- of, relating to, or belonging to the family Tineidae
C19: from New Latin Tineidae, from Latin: tinea
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