Mediterranean flour moth


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Med′iterra′nean flour′ moth`


n.
a small cosmopolitan moth, Anagasta kuehniella, whose larvae damage stored foodstuffs.
[1890–95]
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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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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.
figulilella (Gregson)), Mediterranean flour moth (Ephestia kuehniella Zeller), tobacco moth (E.
Fumigant activity of six monoterpenoids from aromatic plants in Turkey against the two stored-product pests confused flour beetle, Tribolium confusum, and Mediterranean flour moth, Ephestia kuehniella.
Lepidoptera; Bombycidae), and the Mediterranean flour moth, Ephestia kuehniella Zeller (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), following the scheme of Strunnikov (1975).

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