Phycitidae

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

Definition of Phycitidae 

: 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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History and Etymology for Phycitidae

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

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