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.
Any of a large family (Pyralidae) of small moths with narrow, triangular forewings, broader hind wings, and long legs.
Origin of pyralid
- From New Latin Pyralidae family name from Pyralis type genus from Greek puralis puralid- an insect said to live in fire from pūr fire pyre
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition