One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small moth which infests mills, granaries, and other places where grain is stored. The larvae spin silken webs.
Several species in the family Pyralidae, in particular the meal moth (Pyralis farinalis)
- ‘Dichlorvos strips are labeled to be used in the space above all stored grains for the control of flying insects, including adult Indian meal moths.’
- ‘Unless you bring them home from the grocery store (weevils, flour beetles, Indian meal moths) or someone else brings them into your home when they are visiting then this is a surefire way to stop them on the outside first.’
- ‘And Indian meal moths selected to resist granulosis virus have fewer offspring than the moths that carry no such immunity.’
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