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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Comparing the productivity of five entomopathogenic nematodes in Galleria mellonella. Pakistan J.
Isolates were reared in Galleria mellonella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) last-instar larvae, according to the methodology described by Molina and Lopez (2001).
Called wax worms, the larvae of the common insect Galleria mellonella, or greater wax moth, live as parasites in honeybee colonies.
However, caterpillars of the moth (Galleria mellonella) can make holes in a plastic bag in under an hour.
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.
Galleria mellonella is an invertebrate model presenting many advantages for human infection studies.
bassiana that were previously obtained in a survey conducted in Morelos State to collect native isolates of entomopathogenic fungi from infected white grubs or an insect tramp (Galleria mellonella) in a maize field were used (8).
In labs wax moth, Galleria mellonella (a lepidoptern pest of bee hive) is used as host for their mass culture.