Phycitidae

plural noun Phy·cit·i·dae \fīˈsitəˌdē\

Definition of Phycitidae

  1. :  a family of small usually mottled gray and brown moths that is now considered a subfamily (Phycitinae) within the family Pyralidae and includes the Mediterranean flour moth and other pests having larvae which feed in stored cereals

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Origin and Etymology of phycitidae

New Latin, from Phycita, type genus (perhaps from Greek phykos seaweed, rouge) + -idae


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