pyralid moth

pyralid moth

noun
usually tropical slender-bodied long-legged moth whose larvae are crop pests [syn: pyralid
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pyralid moth

any of a group of moths in the order Lepidoptera, most members of which have long, narrow forewings, broader hindwings, and a wingspan of 18 to 35 mm (0.75 to 1.5 inches), although a few reach to 75 mm (3 inches). Coloration is dull except for bright metallic markings. Both adults and larvae vary greatly in habitat.

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