Mediterranean flour moth

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Med′iterra′nean flour′ moth`

a small cosmopolitan moth, Anagasta kuehniella, whose larvae damage stored foodstuffs.
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Noun1.Mediterranean flour moth - small moth whose larvae damage stored grain and flourMediterranean flour moth - small moth whose larvae damage stored grain and flour
pyralid, pyralid moth - usually tropical slender-bodied long-legged moth whose larvae are crop pests
Anagasta, genus Anagasta - moth whose larvae are flour moths
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Development and reproduction of Adalia bipunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) on eggs of Ephestia kuehniella (Lepidoptera: Phycitidae) and pollen.
This phenomenon has also been found in Callosobruchus chinensis (Linn.) (Yanagi and Miyatake, 2003) and Photinus obscurellus Legonte (South and Lewis, 2012) (Coleoptera), Ephestia kuehniella Zeller (Xu, 2010) and Ostrinia nubilalis (Hubner) (Fadamiro and Baker, 1999) (Lepidoptera), Gryllus bimaculatus De Geer (Green and Tregenza, 2009) (Orthoptera) and other many insects.
Lepidoptera were used in 11.49% percent of the trials, in which Plodia interpunctella (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) and Ephestia kuehniella (Zeller) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) represented almost all the studies carried out against this insect order.
For examples, the essential oil of Heracleum persicum showed fumigant toxicity against Callosobruchus maculatus [17], Pimpinella anisum essential oil also showed strong fumigant toxicity against Ephestia kuehniella and Sitophilus oryzae [18], and Ferula asafetida essential oil possessed strong repellent activity against Tribolium castaneum [19].
Wheat flour samples were artificially infested with Corcyra cephalonica, Ephestia kuehniella, Tribolium confusum (separately) and with the three insect populations together.
Effect of temperature on development and fecundity of the predaceous plant bug Deraeocoris brevis reared on Ephestia kuehniella eggs.
Key words: Ephestia kuehniella, Insulin, 20-hydroxyecdysone, Reproduction, Metabolism.
Sublethal effects of methoxyfenozide on reproduction of the Mediterranean flour moth, Ephestia Kuehniella Zeller.
Effect of Paecilomyces fumosoroseus (Wise) Brown and Smith (Ascomycota: Hypocerales) alone or in combination with diatomaceous earth against Tribolium confusum Jacquelin du Val (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) and Ephestia kuehniella Zeller (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae).