Angoumois moth
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 Webster]

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  • angoumois moth — noun small moth whose larvae feed on kernels of stored grains • Syn: ↑angoumois grain moth, ↑Sitotroga cerealella • Hypernyms: ↑grain moth • Member Holonyms: ↑Sitotroga, ↑genus Sitotroga * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • angoumois grain moth — noun small moth whose larvae feed on kernels of stored grains • Syn: ↑angoumois moth, ↑Sitotroga cerealella • Hypernyms: ↑grain moth • Member Holonyms: ↑Sitotroga, ↑genus Sitotroga * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Angoumois grain moth — a gelechiid moth, Sitotroga cerealella, the larvae of which feed on stored corn and other grains. * * * …   Universalium

  • grain moth — noun moth whose larvae feed on grain • Hypernyms: ↑gelechiid, ↑gelechiid moth • Hyponyms: ↑angoumois moth, ↑angoumois grain moth, ↑Sitotroga cerealella * * * noun : any of several small tineoid moths (as th …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wheat moth — Wheat Wheat (hw[=e]t), n. [OE. whete, AS. hw[=ae]te; akin to OS. hw[=e]ti, D. weit, G. weizen, OHG. weizzi, Icel. hveiti, Sw. hvete, Dan. hvede, Goth. hwaiteis, and E. white. See {White}.] (Bot.) A cereal grass ({Triticum vulgare}) and its grain …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wheat moth — noun : a moth (as a grain moth, Mediterranean flour moth, or meal moth) whose larvae devour the grains of wheat chiefly after it is harvested compare angoumois grain moth * * * wheat moth noun Any of several small moths whose larvae devour stored …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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] …   Useful english dictionary

  • gelechiid moth — ▪ insect       any of more than 4,500 species of moths (order Lepidoptera), some of which are important pests. The brown adults have gray or silver markings and average 19 mm (3/4 inch) in wingspan. The hindwings have somewhat concave outer… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • Sitotroga cerealella — noun small moth whose larvae feed on kernels of stored grains • Syn: ↑angoumois moth, ↑angoumois grain moth • Hypernyms: ↑grain moth • Member Holonyms: ↑Sitotroga, ↑genus Sitotroga …   Useful english dictionary

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