almond moth

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Related to almond moth: raisin moth, Indian meal moth
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Noun1.almond moth - a moth whose larvae feed on and mat together with webbing various stored products of vegetable origin
pyralid, pyralid moth - usually tropical slender-bodied long-legged moth whose larvae are crop pests
Cadra, genus Cadra - a genus of Pyralidae
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A longevity cost of re-mating but no benefits of polyandry in the almond moth, Cadra cautella.
Inhibition of egg and larval development of the Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella (Hubner) and almond moth Ephestia cautella (Walker) by gamma radiation in decorticated hazelnuts.
The same situation was reported in a related species of almond moth by Brower, (1979) where the irradiation of adults of Ephestia cautella (Walker) did not significantly decrease the mating ability of males or females at doses up to 450 Gray.
They developed a model for the almond moth, a pest of stored grain, peanuts and processed foods.