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  1. pyralid, pyralid mothnoun

    usually tropical slender-bodied long-legged moth whose larvae are crop pests


  1. pyralid moth

    The Pyralidae, commonly called pyralid moths, snout moths or grass moths, are a family of Lepidoptera in the ditrysian superfamily Pyraloidea. In many (particularly older) classifications, the grass moths (Crambidae) are included in the Pyralidae as a subfamily, making the combined group one of the largest families in the Lepidoptera. The latest review by Eugene G. Munroe and Maria Alma Solis retain the Crambidae as a full family of Pyraloidea.The wingspans for small and medium-sized species are usually between 9 and 37 mm (0.35 and 1.46 in) with variable morphological features.It is a diverse group, with more than 6,000 species described worldwide, and more than 600 species in America north of Mexico, comprising the third largest moth family in North America. At least 42 species have been recorded from North Dakota in the subfamilies of Pyralidae.


  1. pyralid moth

    A pyralid moth is a type of insect that belongs to the Pyralidae family, which is comprised of about 6,150 species worldwide. Also known as snout moths due to their elongated snout-like mouthparts, these moths are usually small to medium-sized and are known for their diverse habits, with species found everywhere from aquatic environments to drylands. Their larvae are often categorized as pests, causing damage to a variety of crops and stored products.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pyralid moth in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pyralid moth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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