pyralid moth

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Related to pyralid moth: geometrid moth, tortricid moth, snout moths
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Noun1.pyralid moth - 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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Pyralid Moth and Tineidae species are known to create losses during the pre-harvest stage of plant growth.
He found that senitas were pollinated not by hawk moths, as most biologists believed, but by a small pyralid moth.
W Pemberton discovered larvae of a pyralid moth, subsequently determined to be Neomusotima fuscolinealis Yoshiyasu, feeding on the fronds of L.