greater wax moth


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wax moth, greater:

see bee mothbee moth,
 greater wax moth,
or honeycomb moth,
common name for an insect pest of honeycombs. Bee moths do damage during their larval stages, injuring combs and honey.
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greater wax moth:

see bee mothbee moth,
 greater wax moth,
or honeycomb moth,
common name for an insect pest of honeycombs. Bee moths do damage during their larval stages, injuring combs and honey.
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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.
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.
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.

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