Mediterranean flour moth

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Med′iterra′nean flour′ moth`

a small cosmopolitan moth, Anagasta kuehniella, whose larvae damage stored foodstuffs.
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Noun1.Mediterranean flour moth - small moth whose larvae damage stored grain and flourMediterranean flour moth - small moth whose larvae damage stored grain and flour
pyralid, pyralid moth - usually tropical slender-bodied long-legged moth whose larvae are crop pests
Anagasta, genus Anagasta - moth whose larvae are flour moths
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Koudelova & Cook (2001) showed that the apyrene to eupyrene sperm ratio in [F.sub.1] males of the Mediterranean flour moth, Ephestia kuehniella Zeller (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) that were descendants of parental individuals irradiated with various doses of gamma-rays fluctuated between values similar to those observed in wild-type males (9.5:1), and reached up to 100:1 with most frequent ratios around 30:1.
figulilella (Gregson)), Mediterranean flour moth (Ephestia kuehniella Zeller), tobacco moth (E.
Inherited sterility in Mediterranean flour moth Ephestia kuehniella Zeller (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae): effect of gamma radiation doses on insect fecundity fertility and developmental period.
Genetic sexing strains have so far not been developed for Lepidoptera, with the exception of balanced lethal strains for the silkworm, Bombyx mori (L.) (Lepidoptera; Bombycidae), and the Mediterranean flour moth, Ephestia kuehniella Zeller (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), following the scheme of Strunnikov (1975).
In using the eyecolor mutant of the Mediterranean flour moth, Shirk says, "The neat thing is that these moths are from a strain originally isolated in the 1920s and used in experiments that led to today's idea of what a gene really is.

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