from The Century Dictionary.

  • Shaped like a tent; in entomology, noting the mines of certain tineid larvæ, in which one or the other surface of the infested leaf is raised in a tent-like form.


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  • Mines: applied to galleries or burrows between upper and under surface of leaf tissue, when made by larvae: they are linear, when they are narrow and only a little winding; serpentine, when they are curved or coiled, becoming gradually larger to a head-like end: trumpet-mines, when they start small and enlarge rapidly at tip; blotch mines, when they are irregular blotches tentiform, when the blotch mines throw the leaf into a fold on one side.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith


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