meal moth

meal moth
noun or meal snout 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 noun
A small moth (Pyralis farinalis) whose larvae are a serious pest of stored grain
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Main Entry:meal

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meal moth,
a small, grayish-brown moth whose larvae feed on Indian meal.

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  • Meal moth — Meal Meal, n. [OE. mele, AS. melu, melo; akin to D. meel, G. mehl, OHG. melo, Icel. mj[ o]l, SW. mj[ o]l, Dan. meel, also to D. malen to grind, G. mahlen, OHG., OS., & Goth. malan, Icel. mala, W. malu, L. molere, Gr. my lh mill, and E. mill.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meal moth — см. Приложение 1 (Ephestia kuehniella). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • meal moth — meal moth. См. мельничная огневка. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • meal moth — a moth that infests grain and meal, such as Asopia farinalis or Pyralis farinalis …   Medical dictionary

  • Indian meal moth — Taxobox name = Indianmeal moth image caption = Adult moths mating regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera familia = Pyralidae subfamilia = Phycitinae genus = Plodia genus authority = Guenée, 1845 diversity link …   Wikipedia

  • indian meal moth — noun Usage: usually capitalized I Etymology: indian meal + moth : a small variably marked pyralid moth (Plodia interpunctella) having an equally variably colored larva that feeds on cereal products and other dried foods and by its extensive… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Meal — Meal, n. [OE. mele, AS. melu, melo; akin to D. meel, G. mehl, OHG. melo, Icel. mj[ o]l, SW. mj[ o]l, Dan. meel, also to D. malen to grind, G. mahlen, OHG., OS., & Goth. malan, Icel. mala, W. malu, L. molere, Gr. my lh mill, and E. mill. [root]108 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meal beetle — Meal Meal, n. [OE. mele, AS. melu, melo; akin to D. meel, G. mehl, OHG. melo, Icel. mj[ o]l, SW. mj[ o]l, Dan. meel, also to D. malen to grind, G. mahlen, OHG., OS., & Goth. malan, Icel. mala, W. malu, L. molere, Gr. my lh mill, and E. mill.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meal worm — Meal Meal, n. [OE. mele, AS. melu, melo; akin to D. meel, G. mehl, OHG. melo, Icel. mj[ o]l, SW. mj[ o]l, Dan. meel, also to D. malen to grind, G. mahlen, OHG., OS., & Goth. malan, Icel. mala, W. malu, L. molere, Gr. my lh mill, and E. mill.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meal snout moth — noun see meal moth …   Useful english dictionary

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