any of a large family (Pyralidae) of small moths with narrow, triangular forewings, broader hind wings, and long legs
Origin of pyralid; from Modern Latin Pyralidae ; from Classical Latin pyralis (gen. pyralidis), kind of flying insect ; from Classical Greek ; from pyr, fire: once thought to live in fire
Any of numerous usually small long-legged moths of the family Pyralidae, some of which have larvae that damage crops or stored food.
Of or belonging to the family Pyralidae.
Origin of pyralidFrom New Latin Pyralidae, family name, from Pyralis, type genus, from Greek puralis, puralid-, an insect said to live in fire, from p&umacron;r, fire; see pyre.
- Any moth of the family Pyralidae