from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A European pyralid moth, Achrœa grisella, which lives in the hives of the honey-bee.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
"What is the matter? what have you done?" cried an old Relation who was at work near him; "have you been eating the poisonous kalmia flowers, or have you discovered that the mischievous honey-moth has laid her eggs in our combs?"