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2009-03-02 18:00:00

Swedish scientists have discovered that a female moth can discern a male's ancestry, age and possibly reproductive fitness from the scent of his pheromones. The study by Jean-Marc Lassance and Christer Lofstedt of Lund University in Sweden focused on an analysis of the pheromones used by the European Corn Borer (Ostrinia nubilalis). The researchers studied the influence of pheromones on mating preferences and carried out an analysis of the composition of the scent and genetic makeup of the...


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2005-09-09 11:07:32

The Pyralidae or snout-moths are a family of Lepidoptera (moths). In many classifications, the Crambidae or grass-moths have been treated as a sub-division of the Pyralidae, the combination being one of the largest families in the Lepidoptera. The latest review by Munroe & Solis, in Kristensen (1999) retains the Crambidae as a full family. Harmful Pyralids Sunflower moth Homoeosoma nebulella Meal Moth Pyralis farinalis - cosmopolitan, larvae infest store grain European Corn Borer...

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2005-09-09 07:43:22

PHOTO CAPTION: Crambus perlella (Photo taken by Keith Edkins) The Crambidae are a family of Lepidoptera (moths). They are quite variable in appearance and the nominal subfamily, Crambinae (grass moths) take up closely folded postures on grass-stems where they are inconspicuous. Other subfamilies include brightly colored and patterned insects which rest in wing-spread attitudes. In many classifications, the Crambidae have been treated as a sub-division of the Pyralidae or snout-moths....

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2005-07-14 11:19:06

The Crambidae are a family of Lepidoptera (moths). They are quite variable in appearance, the nominal subfamily Crambinae (or grass moths) taking up closely folded postures on grass-stems where they are inconspicuous, while other subfamilies include brightly colored and patterned insects which rest in wing-spread attitudes. In many classifications the Crambidae have been treated as a sub-division of the Pyralidae or snout-moths. The chief difference is a structure in the ears called the...

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