Tineoidea

plural noun

Tin·​e·​oi·​dea
ˌtinēˈȯidēə
: a superfamily of small moths comprising the majority of the Microlepidoptera (as the clothes moths, carpet moths, leaf miners) and having narrow simply veined wings broadly fringed with hairs

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Tinea + -oidea

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“Tineoidea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tineoidea. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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