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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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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 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.
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.
The most common pantry pest is the Indian meal moth, although beetles and ants are also problems.
The most common type of pantry pest is the Indian meal moth, which are small and reddish-brown in color.
They found a small but statistically significant decrease in the pesticide's efficacy among populations of Indian meal moth larvae collected from grain stores where BT had been applied.
The Indian Meal moth (Plodia interpunctella) is considered to be the most destructive of all grain-infesting moths.
She looked at the effect of gamma rays on the Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella, a common post-harvest pest of dried fruits and nuts.