: a genus of small dull-colored or mottled moths (family Pyralidae) having larvae that spin silken tunnels in and feed on a variety of stored food products see almond moth, raisin moth

Word History


New Latin, from Greek, feminine of ephestios situated by the hearth, of the house or family, from epi- + estia hearth

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“Ephestia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ephestia. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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