Impact of soil texture on the infectivity of different species of Entomopathogenic nematodes against Greater Wax moth
(Galleria mellonella L).
hebetor was reared in the laboratory on the late stage (5th instar) larvae of greater wax moth G.
to the male-produced sex pheromone of its host, the greater wax moth, Galleria mellonella (L.
The greater wax moth or honeycomb moth, Galleria mellonella L.
The entire life cycle of the greater wax moth varied greatly with larval diet.
Recently, male sterile technique was used to control the greater wax moth
(Jafari et al.
The adults of the parasitoid were reared on the larvae of the greater wax moth
A technical hurdle that's kept the insect-cadaver approach from gaining widespread commercial acceptance is the tendency of some commonly used host insects--notably the soft-bodied greater wax moth
larvae--to rupture or stick together during storage, transport, and application.
When the parasitic nematode Heterorhabditis bacteriophora infects caterpillars of the greater wax moth
, the normally pale caterpillars turn persistently pink-red and temporarily luminescent.
During early research, they used cadavers of Tenebrio molitor, commonly known as the yellow mealworm, and Galleria mellonella, or greater wax moth
A cage to simplify the rearing of the greater wax moth
, Galleria mellonella (Pyralidae) J.
Researchers in Scotland played high-pitched tones for greater wax moths
(one shown) and used a laser to measure nanometer-sized vibrations of the moths' tympanal membranes, structures similar to human eardrums.