Mediterranean flour moth
noun Date: 1895 a small largely gray and black nearly cosmopolitan pyralid moth (Anagasta kuehniella) whose larva destroys processed grain products

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  • Mediterranean Flour Moth — Conservation status Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • Mediterranean flour moth — n. a small, gray moth (Ephestia kuehniella) whose larvae are serious pests in flour …   English World dictionary

  • Mediterranean flour moth — noun small moth whose larvae damage stored grain and flour • Syn: ↑Anagasta kuehniella • Hypernyms: ↑pyralid, ↑pyralid moth • Member Holonyms: ↑Anagasta, ↑genus Anagasta * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mediterranean flour moth — Med′iterra′nean flour′ moth n. ent a small cosmopolitan moth, Anagasta kuehniella, whose larvae damage stored foodstuffs • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • Mediterranean flour moth — a small cosmopolitan moth, Anagasta kuehniella, whose larvae damage stored foodstuffs, as grain and flour. [1890 95, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Mediterranean flour moth — noun A type of moth that feeds on grain, taxonomic name Ephestia kuehniella …   Wiktionary

  • flour moth — noun : mediterranean flour moth * * * flour moth noun A moth whose larvae feed on flour and grain • • • Main Entry: ↑flour * * * flour moth, a small, grayish black moth whose larvae feed on flour, found in many parts of the world, especially in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flour moth — ▪ insect also called  Mediterranean Flour Moth        species of moth in the subfamily Phycitinae (family Pyralidae, order Lepidoptera) that is a cosmopolitan pest of cereal products and other stored foods. Sometimes also called Anagasta… …   Universalium

  • flour worm — noun : the larva of any of various insects that breed in flour or meal; especially : the larva of the Mediterranean flour moth …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mediterraneanflour moth — Mediterranean flour moth n. A small, pale gray moth (Anagasta kuehniella) now found worldwide, the larvae of which destroy flour and other stored grain products. * * * …   Universalium

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