yucca moth

noun

Definition of yucca moth

: any of several silvery tineoid moths (genus Tegeticula) the females of which carry pollen that fertilizes the flowers of the yucca causing the growth of a seed pod in which the larvae feed

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“Yucca moth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yucca%20moth. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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