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Indianmeal Moth
2009-04-28 21:10:26

The Plodia interpunctella or Indianmeal moth is a member of the Pyralidae family and occasionally referred to as the North American High-Flyer. The larvae are also called waxworms that feed on dry grains and cereals. The females of the species can lay any where from 60 to 400 eggs in her lifetime. She will do so where there is a good food supply for the larvae. Each egg is less than 0.02...

Pyralidae
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...

Crambidae
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...

Crambidae
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...

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