Mediterranean flour moth

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Related to Mediterranean flour moth: Wheat moth, meal moth, raisin moth
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Synonyms for Mediterranean flour moth

small moth whose larvae damage stored grain and flour

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Inherited sterility in Mediterranean flour moth Ephestia kuehniella Zeller (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae): effect of gamma radiation on insect fecundity, fertility and developmental period.
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.
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.
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