An|gou|mois grain moth

An|gou|mois grain moth
An|gou|mois grain moth «AHNG goom WAH»,
a moth whose larva infests stored grain.
[< Angoumois, a former province of France from which it is supposed to have been introduced to the United States]

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  • Angoumois moth — An gou mois moth (?; 115). [So named from Angoumois in France.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small moth ({Gelechia cerealella}) which is very destructive to wheat and other grain. The larva eats out the interior of the grain, leaving only the shell. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gelechia cerealella — Angoumois moth An gou mois moth (?; 115). [So named from Angoumois in France.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small moth ({Gelechia cerealella}) which is very destructive to wheat and other grain. The larva eats out the interior of the grain, leaving only the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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