from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of pyralid moths, characterized by the small, rather prominent head, naked globose eyes, simple antennæ very long laterally compressed palpi, a projecting scaly tuft on the front, and Unarmed legs.
  • n. A moth of this genus.


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