olethreutid

[ oh-luh-throo-tid ]
/ ˌoʊ ləˈθru tɪd /

noun

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.

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the family Olethreutidae.

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Origin of olethreutid

<New Latin Olethreutidae name of the family, equivalent to Olethreut(es) genus (<Greek olethreú(ein) to destroy, derivative of ólethros destruction + -tēs agent suffix) + -idae-id2
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