grain moth

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Related to grain moth: khapra beetle, Indian meal moths
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Noun1.Grain moth - moth whose larvae feed on graingrain moth - moth whose larvae feed on grain  
gelechiid, gelechiid moth - small slender-winged moths whose larvae are agricultural pests
angoumois grain moth, angoumois moth, Sitotroga cerealella - small moth whose larvae feed on kernels of stored grains
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2: Percentage of operations that named one of the following arthropods as causing problems in stored rough rice in the past 5 years: Angoumois grain moth, Sitotroga cerealella (Olivier); Indianmeal moth, Plodia interpunctella (Hübner); lesser grain borer, Rhyzopertha dominica (Fabricius); mites; red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Herbst); rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae (Linnaeus); spiders or wasps.
Coccinellidae) reared on the grain moth eggs of Sitotroga cerealella (Olivier) (Lep.
Avoid storing your birdseed - and particularly black-oil sunflower - in heated areas, because it commonly contains grain moth pupae cocoons and they will hatch at a faster rate and escape into your home's living quarters.