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Pyralid

pyralid
(Science: zoology) Any moth of the family Pyralidae. The species are numerous and mostly small, but some of them are very injurious, as the bee moth, meal moth, hop moth, and clover moth.
Origin: L. Pyralis, -idis, a kind of winged insect.


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