Yucca borer


Yucca borer
Yucca borer Yuc"ca bor`er (a) A California boring weevil ({Yuccaborus frontalis}). (b) A large mothlike butterfly ({Megathymus yucc[ae]}) of the family {Megatimid[ae]}, whose larva bores in yucca roots. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • yucca borer — noun 1. : a California boring weevil (Scyphophorus yuccae) 2. : a large butterfly (Megathymus yuccae) of the family Hesperiidae whose larva bores in yucca roots …   Useful english dictionary

  • Megathymus yuccae — Yucca borer Yuc ca bor er (a) A California boring weevil ({Yuccaborus frontalis}). (b) A large mothlike butterfly ({Megathymus yucc[ae]}) of the family {Megatimid[ae]}, whose larva bores in yucca roots. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Yuccaborus frontalis — Yucca borer Yuc ca bor er (a) A California boring weevil ({Yuccaborus frontalis}). (b) A large mothlike butterfly ({Megathymus yucc[ae]}) of the family {Megatimid[ae]}, whose larva bores in yucca roots. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prodoxidae — Taxobox name = Prodoxidae regnum = Animalia image width = 250px image caption = Yucca Moth phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta superordo = Amphiesmenoptera ordo = Lepidoptera subordo = Glossata cohort = Myoglossata subcohort = Neolepidoptera… …   Wikipedia

  • lepidopteran — /lep i dop teuhr euhn/, adj. 1. lepidopterous. n. 2. a lepidopterous insect. [1850 55; LEPIDOPTER(A) + AN] * * * Any of the more than 100,000 species constituting the order Lepidoptera (Greek: scaly wing ): butterflies, moths, and skippers. The… …   Universalium

  • environment — environmental, adj. environmentally, adv. /en vuy reuhn meuhnt, vuy euhrn /, n. 1. the aggregate of surrounding things, conditions, or influences; surroundings; milieu. 2. Ecol. the air, water, minerals, organisms, and all other external factors… …   Universalium

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