Definition of Family pyralidae
1. Noun. Bee moths; corn borers; flour moths.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Lepidoptera, Order Lepidoptera
Member holonyms: Pyralid, Pyralid Moth, Genus Pyralis, Pyralis, Galleria, Genus Galleria, Genus Pyrausta, Pyrausta, Anagasta, Genus Anagasta, Ephestia, Genus Ephestia, Cadra, Genus Cadra, Corn Borer, Pyrausta Nubilalis
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Pyralidae
Literary usage of Family pyralidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Moth Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Moths of North America by William Jacob Holland (1903)
"(Proc. Zool. Soc., London, 1895, pp. 897-974.) On the Classification of Three Subfamilies of Moths of the family pyralidae: the ..."
2. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1907)
"... species injurious to plants, among them the leaf- crumplers, leaf-rollers, case-bearers, and several fruit-worms. In the family Pyralidae, and subfamily ..."
3. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1890)
"... given family rank " in the super-family Pyralidae," and after the family characters, the literature of the subject is quite fully and very fairly given, ..."
4. Applied Entomology; an Introductory Text-book of Insects in Their Relations by Henry Torsey Fernald (1921)
"family pyralidae.—This is a large family but most of the moths belonging here are small. The members of the group have very varied habits. ..."
5. Labrador, the Country and the People by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell (1909)
"The larvae vary considerably in appearance, and feed upon a great variety of plants. The family Pyralidae, numbering about eight species; ..."
6. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1899)
"... according to Meyrick, subdivisions of the family Pyralidae proper, an enormous group of more than 100 genera. ..."
7. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"AQUATIC MOTHS (Order Lepidoptera) Of this great order of insects, only a few moths of the family Pyralidae are aquatic. Many moths live as larvae on plants ..."