Definition of Fig moth
1. Noun. A moth whose larvae feed on and mat together with webbing various stored products of vegetable origin.
Generic synonyms: Pyralid, Pyralid Moth
Group relationships: Cadra, Genus Cadra
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Literary usage of Fig moth
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1. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1912)
"Chittenden, FH The fig moth (Ephestia cantella), 7, Bull. No. 104, 1-40. ... Smyth, EG Report on the fig moth in Smyrna, 7, Bull. No. 104, 41-65. ..."
2. The Bermuda Islands: An Account of Their Scenery, Climate, Productions by Addison Emery Verrill (1902)
"Common and very injurious to the honey bees, its larva destroying both honey and comb. Abundant both in Europe and North America. fig-moth; Raisin-moth. ..."
3. Manual of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits: Excluding the Banana, Coconut by Wilson Popenoe (1920)
"... infested with such common enemies of stored foods as the fig-moth (Ephestia cautella Walker) and the Indian meal-moth (Plodia interpunctella Hubner). ..."
4. The Complete Housekeeper by Emily Holt (1903)
"The fig moth is about the same size but dark neutral gray. A minute flattened chocolate-brown beetle usually accompanies these moths and does considerable ..."
5. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1917)
"... and its instrumentality in producing malaria and yellow-fever. The Bot-fly, the Biscuit-weevil, the Fig-moth, and the Stable-fly, are also described. ..."