Definition of Angoumois moth

1. Noun. Small moth whose larvae feed on kernels of stored grains.

Exact synonyms: Angoumois Grain Moth, Sitotroga Cerealella
Generic synonyms: Grain Moth
Group relationships: Genus Sitotroga, Sitotroga



Definition of Angoumois moth

1. Noun. ''Sitotroga cerealella'', a small moth that is destructive to grain. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Angoumois moth

1. A small moth (Gelechia cerealella) which is very destructive to wheat and other grain. The larva eats out the inferior of the grain, leaving only the shell. Origin: So named from Angoumois in France. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Angoumois Moth

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angon
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angor pectoris
angora
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angostura
angostura bark
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angoumois grain moth
angoumois moth (current term)
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angrites
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angry
angry fruit salad
angry fruit salads
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Literary usage of Angoumois moth

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1. A Treatise on some of the insects injurious to vegetation by Thaddeus William Harris (1880)
"It is the angoumois moth, ... without seeming to be aware that it is the same as the angoumois moth. ..."

2. A Report on the Insects of Massachusetts, Injurious to Vegetation by Thaddeus William Harris (1841)
"It is the angoumois moth ... without seeming to be aware that it is the same as the angoumois moth. In the year 1768, Colonel Lan- don Carter, ..."

3. Observations of Injurious Insects and Common Farm Pests ... with Methods of by Eleanor Anne Ormerod (1898)
"... but these arrangements are hardly practicable except in garden cultivation or on small plots. CORN. angoumois moth; Fly Weevil (USA). cerealella, Oliv. ..."

4. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1917)
"The possibility of this resemblance serving as a protection against the Angoumois moth was immediately suggested. Several investigators have recognized that ..."

5. Rural Affairs by John Jacob Thomas (1863)
"This insect, like the angoumois moth, infests the ripened grain only, the worm residing in the ... As in the case of the angoumois moth, kiln-drying ..."

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