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flour moth

Syllabification: flour moth
(in full Mediterranean flour moth)

Definition of flour moth in English:

noun

A grayish-yellow moth, the caterpillar of which is a pest of flour and cereal products.
  • Ephestia kuehniella, family Pyralidae
Example sentences
  • Fujii et al. 2001 demonstrated that the Wolbachia causing feminization in the Asian corn borer, Ostrinia scapulalis, induced male killing when transferred to the Mediterranean flour moth, Ephestia kuehniella.
  • Twice per week, predators were fed eggs of the flour moth, Ephestia kuehniella, and provided with bean pods as oviposition substrate and supply of moisture.
  • When the same bacteria are injected into the common flour moth Ephestia kuehniella, however, they simply kill the males.

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