Phycitidae

plural noun

Phy·​cit·​i·​dae
fīˈsitəˌdē
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Phycitidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phycitidae. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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