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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Photinus pyralis (firefly) [62, 64] Luciola mingrelica (firefly)