meal moth

variants: or meal snout moth

Definition of meal moth

: any of several small widely distributed moths (as the Indian meal moth or the Mediterranean flour moth) having larvae that feed in milled and stored grain products especially : a small golden brown moth (Pyralis farinalis) with dark and whitish markings

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“Meal moth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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