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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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Other possibility may include presence of pest like Indian meal moth (Caron, 1992).
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.
In a series of experiments, Liu tested phosphine fumigation under high levels of oxygen against four insects and at different life stages: western flower thrips adults and larvae, leaf miner pupae, grape mealy bug eggs, and Indian meal moth eggs and pupae.
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).
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.
In addition to controlling roaches, the product eliminates stored product pests at the larval stage, including: Indian meal moth, saw-toothed grain beetle, red flour beetle, and others.
Key words: Plodia interpunctella, pairing ratio, development egg laying, Indian meal moth.