angoumois grain moth


an·​gou·​mois grain moth
variants or less commonly angoumois moth
often capitalized A
: a small tineid moth (Sitotroga cerealella) of which the larva is a destructive pest of stored grain feeding in the interior of the kernels of various cereals

Word History


from Angoumois, former province of France

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of angoumois grain moth was in 1828

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“Angoumois grain moth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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