Definition of Pyralid moth

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




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pyralid Moth

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

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. ..."

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