Effect of temperature and humidity on development of four pyralid moth
pests of stored products.
He found that senitas were pollinated not by hawk moths, as most biologists believed, but by a small pyralid moth
. Further, while most pollinators spread pollen from plant to plant when they accidentally dust the flower while collecting nectar, pyralid moths
that visit senitas deliberately brash their pollen-covered abdomens against the flower, actively pollinating it.
In this paper, we report a mutualism involving pollination and seed-consumption interactions between a pyralid moth
(Upiga virescens) and a columnar cactus (Lophocereus schottii), and the third known occurrence of active pollination.
W Pemberton discovered larvae of a pyralid moth
, subsequently determined to be Neomusotima fuscolinealis Yoshiyasu, feeding on the fronds of L.
Almost 30 new species of pyralid moths
have been recorded in the UK in the last 30 years, including eight which have become established residents, wildlife publisher Atropos and charity Butterfly Conservation said.