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meal moth

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(Animals) a small pyralid moth, Pyralis farinalis, whose larvae are an important pest of stored cereals. The Indian meal moth (Plodia interpunctella) and the Mediterranean flour moth (Ephestia kuehniella) are other pyralids with similar habits
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crawling and flying insects (ants, meal moth, wasps, bread beetle, cockroaches, woodlice, silverfish, .
Key words: Plodia interpunctella, pairing ratio, development egg laying, Indian meal moth.
The Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella (Hubner), is widely considered to be one of the most economically important stored dry food pests.
Following our investigation we determined the insect was a common Indian meal moth," he said.
it is my ahem understanding that the Clif people are aware of the Indian Meal Moth problem.
The problem is that neighbours can't tell which unit or apartment is being sprayed with it," said Dinesh Ramachandran, technical director of National Pest Control (NPC), said "It (phosphine) is not meant to treat bed bugs -- but to control stored product insects such as rice weevils, grain beetle, meal moth, etc.
Behavioral and reproductive effects of ultrasound on the Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella.
The Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella (Hu'bner), is a major economic insect pest of stored products (Rees, 2004).
The cactus moth, Cactoblastis cactorum (Berg) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), belongs to the economically important subfamily Phycitinae, which includes such species as the Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella (Hubner), and the Mediterranean flour moth, Ephestia kuehniella (Zeller) (Borror et al.
His target is the Indian meal moth, the number one worldwide pest of such stored products as nuts, grains, chocolate, and birdseed.
In a study conducted by the U of M Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department and the U of M Entomology Department, graduate students assessed the survivability of Indian meal moth larvae on three diets: 100 percent whole corn kernels, whole kernels mixed with five to seven percent broken kernels, and 100 percent broken kernels.
High-IQ meal moth larvae can penetrate unopened plastic-wrapped food and then hatch.