Galleria mellonella

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Noun1.Galleria mellonella - moth whose larvae live in and feed on bee honeycombsGalleria mellonella - moth whose larvae live in and feed on bee honeycombs
pyralid, pyralid moth - usually tropical slender-bodied long-legged moth whose larvae are crop pests
Galleria, genus Galleria - a genus of Pyralidae
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Called wax worms, the larvae of the common insect Galleria mellonella, or greater wax moth, live as parasites in honeybee colonies.
The researchers say the worms, the young of the wax moth Galleria mellonella, typically feed on beeswax in beehives, and through that process break down bonds in the beeswax in a similar way to how they do with polyethylene.
In labs wax moth, Galleria mellonella (a lepidoptern pest of bee hive) is used as host for their mass culture.
Para determinar la presencia de NEP nativos se utilizo la tecnica conocida como "insecto trampa" descrita por BEDDING & AKHURST (1975), la cual consistio en depositar 500 g de suelo en un recipiente plastico y 10 larvas de ultimo instar de Galleria mellonella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), conocida por su alta susceptibilidad a dichos organismos (SHAPIRO et al.
Like the popular insect host Galleria mellonella (wax moth larvae), B.
Role of entomopathogenic bacteria, Photorhabdus luminescens and its toxic secretions against Galleria mellonella larvae.
They were multiplied on Galleria mellonella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) larvae, because of its ideal size and susceptibility to most known EPNs (Hyrsl, 2011), which allow the standardized mass production of the EPNs (Ehlers & Shapiro Ilan, 2005).
For reactivation, multiplication of IJs and development of the bio-assays, last instar Galleria mellonella (Lepidoptera: Pyrallidae) larvae were used, obtained from Bioagro S.