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Gelechiidae

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What is the meaning of the word GELECHIIDAE?

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Monochroa simplicella Gelechiidae North Greece

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How to Pronounce gelechiidae - American English

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Helcystogramma triannulella Gelechiidae Gottlieb August Wilhelm Herrich Schäffer in 1854

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GELECHIIDAE Syncopacma sp 2016,Casa,bouça 'Dias' 00044

The Gelechiidae are a family of moths commonly referred to as twirler moths or gelechiid moths. They are the namesake family of the huge and little-studied superfamily Gelechioidea, and the family's taxonomy has been subject to considerable dispute. These are generally very small moths with narrow, fringed wings. The larvae of most species feed internally on various parts of their host plants, sometimes causing galls. Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga) is a host plant common to many species of the family, particularly of the genus Chionodes, which as a result is more diverse in North America than usual for Gelechioidea.
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