Infection density of Wolbachia and level of cytoplasmic incompatibility in the Mediterranean flour moth
, Ephestia kuehniella.
In using the eyecolor mutant of the Mediterranean flour moth
, Shirk says, "The neat thing is that these moths are from a strain originally isolated in the 1920s and used in experiments that led to today's idea of what a gene really is.
The cactus moth, Cactoblastis cactorum (Berg) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), belongs to the economically important subfamily Phycitinae, which includes such species as the Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella (Hubner), and the Mediterranean flour moth
, Ephestia kuehniella (Zeller) (Borror et al.
Each capsule, made of soft gray cardboard and about the size of an oyster cracker, holds about 500 eggs of the Mediterranean flour moth
Through testing, a wide diversity of insects were shown to be more attracted to Synergetic light, including greenhouse whiteflies, silverleaf whiteflies, thrips, leafhoppers, Indian meal moths, Mediterranean flour moths
, tropical warehouse moths, warehouse moths, plus many more
Keep nuts in the freezer and use straight from frozen (they'll stay fresh much longer that way) and buy flour in small quantities to avoid getting flour moths
Meal with more than 100 ppm avidin killed larvae of lesser grain borers, red flour beetles, confused flour beetles, sawtoothed grain beetles, flat grain beetles, warehouse beetles, Indianmeal moths, and Mediterranean flour moths