Indian meal moth

noun

Definition of Indian meal moth

: a small variably marked pyralid moth (Plodia interpunctella) having an equally variably colored larva that feeds on cereal products and other dried foods and by its extensive webbing destroys more than it consumes

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History and Etymology for Indian meal moth

Indian meal + moth

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“Indian meal moth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Indian%20meal%20moth. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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