meal moth

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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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If Indian Meal Moths are a concern, install a mating disruptor OR pheromone monitoring grid before it warms up; both have their own virtues.
They were later identified as being Australian spider beetles, a common dried food pest, along with Indian meal moths and casings from hide or leather beetles.
Indian meal moths live everywhere in the world, except in the Arctic and Antarctic regions.
Predictably, the commenter updated his post to announce that a representative from Clif Bar had responded to his complaint, claiming the infestation was the likely due to Indian Meal Moths, and that the company would like to send replacement bars.
Influence of crystal protein composition of Bacillus thuringiensis strains on cross-resistance in Indian meal moths (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae).
Health food shop Nature's Table in Tyndall Street sold sesame seeds containing Indian meal moths and left three dead mice and rodent droppings lying in its warehouse.
These "log-periodic" sensillae arrays are carried by small, night-flying moths, including crop-ravaging corn earworm and cabbage looper moths and pantry-infesting Indian meal moths.
At least 10 other insects, including Indian meal moths, have developed some resistance to Bt, especially where farmers have used it extensively.
and her colleagues reported physiological differences in how Indian meal moths resist Bt toxins.
Many types of ants are attracted to sweets and pantry pests such as Indian meal moths and merchant grain beetles can be found lurking in flour, cake mixes, dried fruits and corn meal.
Indian Meal Moths feed on grain (cereal, bread, pasta, rice) spices (salt etc) and dried fruits, and can often find their way to stored products through sealed bags and Tupperware containers.
ATLANTA -- Indian meal moths, merchant grain beetles, ants and mice are common intruders this time of the year, invading pantries just as homeowners are stocking up for one of the biggest feasts of the year - Thanksgiving.
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