meal moth

  1. a small pyralid moth, Pyralis farinalis, whose larvae are an important pest of stored cereals. The Indian meal moth (Plodia interpunctella) and the Mediterranean flour moth (Ephestia kuehniella) are other pyralids with similar habits

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How to use meal moth in a sentence

  • The same family contains the common meal moth, so called because in the larval state it feeds on meal and allied substances.

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