Definition of Pyralid moth
1. Noun. Usually tropical slender-bodied long-legged moth whose larvae are crop pests.
Generic synonyms: Moth
Group relationships: Family Pyralidae, Family Pyralididae, Pyralidae, Pyralididae
Specialized synonyms: Bee Moth, Galleria Mellonella, Wax Moth, Corn Borer, Corn Borer Moth, European Corn Borer Moth, Pyrausta Nubilalis, Anagasta Kuehniella, Mediterranean Flour Moth, Cacao Moth, Ephestia Elutella, Tobacco Moth, Almond Moth, Cadra Cautella, Fig Moth, Cadra Figulilella, Raisin Moth
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Literary usage of Pyralid moth
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1. The New International Encyclopaedia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1906)
"The sugar-beet webworm is the green and black striped larva of a pyralid moth ( Loxo- ... The imported cabbage webworm is the larva of another pyralid moth ..."
2. The Bermuda Islands: An Account of Their Scenery, Climate, Productions by Addison Emery Verrill (1902)
"... conspicuously colored, pyralid moth has been identified by Mr. HG Dyar, from a small lot of moths received in the summer of 1901, from Mr. TG Gosling. ..."
3. Class Book of Economic Entomology: With Special Reference to the Economic by William Lochhead (1919)
"Ent.) Indian Meal-moth (Plodia interpunctella Hbn.). Adult.—A pyralid moth, % inch wing expanse. Fore wings with outer portion reddish-brown with ..."
4. Half Hours with Insects by Alpheus Spring Packard (1877)
"... a little black pyralid moth, with large white spots on the wings. On the other hand there are some moths which resemble so closely those of families ..."
5. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1881)
"Mr. Riley also reported that much injury had been done to corn in South Carolina and Georgia by a borer which was probably the larva of a pyralid moth. ..."