Pyralidae

Py·ral·i·dae \pə̇ˈraləˌdē, pīˈr-\

Definition of Pyralidae

  1. :  a large family of moths comprising a heterogeneous assemblage of small or medium-sized, usually plainly colored, long-legged forms that typically have prominent labial palpi and hind wings that fold under the body or lay flat when at rest The usually unpigmented larvae of moths of the family Pyralidae commonly bore into seeds, fruits, or stems and include household, agricultural, and granary pests. — see crambidae, snout moth

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Origin and Etymology of pyralidae

New Latin, from Pyralis + -idae


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