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Meal Moth

 

(Pyralis farinalis), a moth of the family Pyralididae, a dangerous pest of grain, seed, food products, and forage. The wingspread is up to 30 mm. The anterior wings are lilacbrown at their base and tip and have a wide, ash-yellow stripe running along the middle; the posterior wings are dark gray, with sinuate lines

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Changes in the numbers of Indian meal moths were monitored using glue-board traps with pheromone lures in a US military commissary distribution center in the Republic of Korea (ROK), from July 2007 to February 2010.
While we do not know if the moth entered the packaging at the store level, in transit, or in storage, we are confident that the Indian Meal Moths you encountered did not originate in our warehouse or bakery," alleged the Clif Bar rep.
His target is the Indian meal moth, the number one worldwide pest of such stored products as nuts, grains, chocolate, and birdseed.
High-IQ meal moth larvae can penetrate unopened plastic-wrapped food and then hatch.
Indian Meal Moths feed on grain (cereal, bread, pasta, rice) spices (salt etc) and dried fruits, and can often find their way to stored products through sealed bags and Tupperware containers.
At least 10 other insects, including Indian meal moths, have developed some resistance to Bt, especially where farmers have used it extensively.
ATLANTA -- Indian meal moths, merchant grain beetles, ants and mice are common intruders this time of the year, invading pantries just as homeowners are stocking up for one of the biggest feasts of the year - Thanksgiving.
Indian meal moths, grain and flour infesting beetles and weevils, ants and mice are common party crashers this time of the year, invading pantries nationwide.
Common pantry pests include several types of beetles, earwigs, Indian meal moths, pillbugs, stink bugs, silverfish, centipedes, millipedes and house crickets.
Indian meal moths, grain and flour infesting beetles and weevils, ants and mice are common intruders this time of the year, invading pantries nationwide.
The most common pantry pests include beetles, ants, weevils and Indian meal moths.
According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), Indian meal moths, part of a group of insects referred to as "pantry pests," can infest common kitchen pantry items such as flour, dry cereal, spices, candies and chocolate.