Pyralid meaning

pī-rălĭ-dĭd
Any of numerous usually small long-legged moths of the family Pyralidae, some of which have larvae that damage crops or stored food.
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Of or belonging to the family Pyralidae.
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Any of a large family (Pyralidae) of small moths with narrow, triangular forewings, broader hind wings, and long legs.
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Any moth of the family Pyralidae.
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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