Meal Moth


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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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Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella (HA1/4bner) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) has cosmopolitan habitat and consider as a common household pest of stored grains and value-added food products (Cox and Bell, 1991; Na and Ryoo, 2000; Sauer and Shelton, 2002).
Development thresholds and degree-day accumulations of Indian meal moth (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) on dried fruits and nuts.
Predictably, the commenter updated his post to announce that a representative from Clif Bar had responded to his complaint, claiming the infestation was the likely due to Indian Meal Moths, and that the company would like to send replacement bars.
To control insects in stored products such as rice weevils, grain beetle, meal moth, etc.
These essential oils can use for protecting stored products from injury of Indian meal moth. They have good potential to replace with chemical repellents for this pest and they are safe for human and had no residue on stored products.
These "log-periodic" sensillae arrays are carried by small, night-flying moths, including crop-ravaging corn earworm and cabbage looper moths and pantry-infesting Indian meal moths.
These results indicate that if corn is cleaned to remove broken kernels before it is stored, the likelihood that stored-grain insects like Indian meal moth will become a problem in the storage bin is much less.
Meal moths, also known as pantry moths, get into dry food like flour, cornmeal, beans and dried fruit.
In a series of experiments, Liu tested phosphine fumigation under high levels of oxygen against four insects and at different life stages: western flower thrips adults and larvae, leaf miner pupae, grape mealy bug eggs, and Indian meal moth eggs and pupae.
- The Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella (Hubner), is a cosmopolitan grain feeding pest, infesting stored products in the home, grocery stores, warehouses, food processing plants and where food products are stored.
* The Indian Meal moth (Plodia interpunctella) is considered to be the most destructive of all grain-infesting moths.