Definition of Pyralid

1. Noun. Usually tropical slender-bodied long-legged moth whose larvae are crop pests.




Definition of Pyralid

1. n. Any moth of the family Pyralidæ. The species are numerous and mostly small, but some of them are very injurious, as the bee moth, meal moth, hop moth, and clover moth.

Definition of Pyralid

1. Noun. Any moth of the family Pyralidae ¹

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Definition of Pyralid

1. a long-legged moth [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pyralid

pyots
pyoverdin
pyoverdine
pyoverdines
pyoverdins
pyow
pyows
pyoxanthose
pyr-
pyracanthas
pyracanths
pyracanthus
pyral
pyralid (current term)
pyralid moth
pyralidid
pyralidids
pyralids
pyralises
pyramid
pyramid-scheme
pyramid bugle
pyramid plant
pyramid scheme
pyramid schemes
pyramidal
pyramidal bone
pyramidal motor system

Literary usage of Pyralid

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1. The Review of Applied Entomology by Commonwealth Institute of Entomology, Imperial Bureau of Entomology (1916)
"... white and yellow acacia and of Lathyrus silvestris are frequently attacked by the caterpillars of the pyralid, ..."

2. A Natural History of the British Lepidoptera: A Text-book for Students and by James William Tutt (1906)
"Dyar has confused the pyralid genus ... as a pyralid. These three species Dyar unites in the same genus (Lift \tli. Amer. Lep., pp. 394-395), and places the ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"In 1897 he was appointed a member of The Academy of Sciences of Saint Petersburg, publishing for them the works of Catherine II. pyralid/E, a family of ..."

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