yucca moth


noun

any of several white moths of the genus Tegeticula that pollinate the yucca plant, the larvae of which develop in the ovary of the plant, consuming some of the seeds.

Nearby words

  1. yucatan,
  2. yucatec,
  3. yucatán,
  4. yucatán channel,
  5. yucca,
  6. yucca mountain,
  7. yuch,
  8. yuchy,
  9. yuck,
  10. yucko

Origin of yucca moth

First recorded in 1890–95

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