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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of moths, typical of the family Pyralidæ, having a conspicuous proboscis and ascending palpi. About a dozen species are known, mainly European. P. farinalis is a cosmopolitan flour-pest.

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  • n. type genus of the Pyralidae


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