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By Sam Cook, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Feb. 17--Most of the ice on Lake Superior this winter is unreliable. It's there one day, blown out the next. Or it's there one day, then piled up in crinkly windrows along shore the next. It isn't the kind of ice a trout angler can count on.
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 inches in diameter and tends not adhere well to the surface on which it is laid. The eggs will...
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.