grain moth

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n grain moth moth whose larvae feed on grain
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Grain moth (Zoöl) one of several small moths, of the family Tineidæas Tinea granella and Butalis cerealella), whose larvæ devour grain in storehouses.
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Usage

In literature:

An infusion of coloquintida, in the proportion of 15-1/2 grains Troy to a quart of water, is said to be a good preservative against moths.
"Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy." by Bureau of Ordnance, USN
Moths destroy the best of grain.
"The Casque's Lark" by Eugène Sue
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In news:

WASPS—ARS researchers are working on a new way to stockpile a parasitic wasp by chilling so that they could more easily be used to control Indianmeal moths, a major pest of stored grain.
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