(Zol.) Any lepidopterous insect that feeds upon garments, grain, etc.; as, the clothes
moth. See these terms under Clothes, Grain, etc.
(Zol.) Any one of various other insects that destroy woolen and fur goods, etc., esp. the larv of several species of beetles of the genera Dermestes and Anthrenus. Carpet moths are often the larv of Anthrenus. See
Carpet beetle, under Carpet, Dermestes, Anthrenus.
4. Anything which gradually and silently eats, consumes, or wastes any other thing.
(Zol.), any plant louse of the genus Aleurodes, and related genera. They are injurious to various plants. --
(Zol.), a dipterous insect of the genus Bychoda, having fringed wings. --
(Zol.), the goatsucker. --
(Zol.), a clothes moth. See Miller, 3, (a). --
(Bot.), a common herb of the genus Verbascum (Verbascum Blattaria), having large wheel-shaped yellow or whitish flowers.
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