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 (pī-răl′ĭd, pĭr′ə-lĭd) also py·ral·i·did (pī-răl′ĭ-dĭd)
Any of numerous usually small long-legged moths of the family Pyralidae, some of which have larvae that damage crops or stored food.
Of or belonging to the family Pyralidae.

[From New Latin Pyralidae, family name, from Pyralis, type genus, from Greek puralis, puralid-, an insect said to live in fire, from pūr, fire; see pyre.]


(Animals) any moth of the mostly tropical family Pyralidae, typically having narrow forewings and broad fringed hind wings: includes the bee moths and the corn borer
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the family Pyralidae
[C19: via New Latin from Greek puralis: a mythical winged insect believed to live in fire, from pur fire]


(ˈpɪr ə lɪd)

1. any of numerous slender-bodied moths of the family Pyralidae, with elongated triangular forewings.
2. belonging or pertaining to the family Pyralidae.
[1580–90; < New Latin Pyralidae=Pyral(is) type genus (Latin pyrallis an insect thought to live in fire < Greek pyralís; akin to pŷr fire) + -idae -id2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pyralid - usually tropical slender-bodied long-legged moth whose larvae are crop pests
moth - typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae
family Pyralidae, family Pyralididae, Pyralidae, Pyralididae - bee moths; corn borers; flour moths
bee moth, Galleria mellonella, wax moth - moth whose larvae live in and feed on bee honeycombs
corn borer moth, European corn borer moth, Pyrausta nubilalis, corn borer - native to Europe; in America the larvae bore into the stem and crown of corn and other plants
Anagasta kuehniella, Mediterranean flour moth - small moth whose larvae damage stored grain and flour
cacao moth, Ephestia elutella, tobacco moth - small moth whose larvae feed on tobacco and other dried plant products
almond moth, Cadra cautella, fig moth - a moth whose larvae feed on and mat together with webbing various stored products of vegetable origin
Cadra figulilella, raisin moth - moth whose larvae attack dried fruits and cereal products
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It has provided useful information for the mass rearing of this potential biocontrol agent which may be used in the successful implementation of biocontrol program for the suppression of pyralid pest insects damaging different agricultural crops of economic importance.
Interest in additional agents waned after the introduction of the weevils Neochetina eichhorniae Warner (Coleoptera: Brachyceridae) and Neochetina bruchi Hustache, and the pyralid moth Niphograpta albiguttalis (Warren) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) into North America during 1972, 1974, and 1977, respectively.
Effects of temperature and humidity on development of four pyralid moth pests of stored products.
Four pest species were identified, the Pyralid cataremna albicostallis, the tortricid Olethreutes sp.
Eiphosoma species are recorded as attacking a range of pyralid species like Diaphania hyalinata Linnaeus (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae) (Gauld, 2000), although the species most commonly found E.
Since 2008, we've been reporting on the dangers of pyralid herbicides (including Milestone, Forefront and other trade names), which turn grass clippings, manure or hay into killer compost or mulch that can ruin gardens and farmland for years.
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19] Demianyk CJ and RN Sinha Effects of pyralid moth infestation on fat acidity, seed germination, and microflora on stored wheat.
The most consumed larval insects were catepillars of a pyralid moth that inhabits Ashe juniper trees.