• larvae
  • Oftentimes, we are the ones who inadvertently bring moths into our homes by purchasing dry groceries that already have moths or moth larvae inside of them. (care2.com)
  • Second, you can kill moths and moth larvae that come into your home with your groceries by storing grain-based food items in the freezer for the first four days after purchasing them. (care2.com)
  • A DuPage County Forest Preserve District committee last year opposed the spraying of BTK in area preserves because it has the potential to kill the larvae of other moths and native butterflies as well as that of the gypsy moth. (chicagotribune.com)
  • The larvae are 10-12 mm long and are colored similarly to the webbing clothes moth larvae. (psu.edu)
  • Unlike the webbing clothes moth larvae, the casemaking clothes moths construct a tube or bag that they occupy and carry with them. (psu.edu)
  • Synthetics, cottons, and other plant materials are not attacked by the webbing clothes moth larvae unless these items are stained with food or body oils. (psu.edu)
  • Moth larvae, or caterpillars, make cocoons from which they emerge as fully grown moths with wings. (wikipedia.org)
  • Several moths in the family Tineidae are commonly regarded as pests because their larvae eat fabric such as clothes and blankets made from natural proteinaceous fibers such as wool or silk. (wikipedia.org)
  • Moth larvae may be killed by freezing the items which they infest for several days at a temperature below −8 °C (18 °F). Despite being notorious for eating clothing, most moth adults do not eat at all. (wikipedia.org)
  • In one country alone, Congo, more than 30 species of moth larvae are harvested. (wikipedia.org)
  • gypsy moths
  • The Illinois Department of Agriculture plans to unleash a one-two punch of poisons and perfumes on gypsy moths next month, targeting areas in DuPage, Kane, Cook, McHenry and Will Counties. (chicagotribune.com)
  • But what are the butterflies going to do if the forest communities they live in are [destroyed by gypsy moths]? (chicagotribune.com)
  • The Gypsy Moths is a 1969 American drama film, based on the novel of the same name by James Drought and directed by John Frankenheimer. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Gypsy Moths starred Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr. (wikipedia.org)
  • A skydiving team called the Gypsy Moths visits a small town in Kansas to put on a show. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Gypsy Moths ran in limited release in the U.S. and saw few theaters giving it extended showings. (wikipedia.org)
  • In his review for The New York Times, Vincent Canby noted that The Gypsy Moths had the semblance of an "action film," but "if this were a real action movie, I would be required to do little except look up at the sky and squint. (wikipedia.org)
  • This rating was an early version of the later R. As soon as it appeared, The Gypsy Moths disappeared. (wikipedia.org)
  • Despite this, he would call The Gypsy Moths one of his two favorite films. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Gypsy Moths was widely seen in Australia, with a local skydiving fraternity quick to seize the opportunity to promote their sport, showing a 16 mm print at many club meetings. (wikipedia.org)
  • Articles: 'The Gypsy Moths' (1969). (wikipedia.org)
  • Biston
  • The peppered moth ( Biston betularia ) is a moth that was drastically affected by soot pollution in England in the 1800's and is a classic demonstration of natural selection . (enchantedlearning.com)
  • insects
  • The BTK treatments will be followed in late June with one application of pheromone flakes, which serve as gypsy moth birth control by simulating the scent of female insects and confusing male moths in the mood to mate. (chicagotribune.com)
  • survive
  • Moths can't survive in freezing temperatures, so you'll get rid of any potential problems before they even begin. (care2.com)
  • The females do not live long (3-16 days) after egg deposition although the males of the webbing clothes moth can survive for about one month. (psu.edu)
  • coloration
  • The British biologist E.B. Ford wrote about the peppered moth in 1937 (Biological Review 12: 461-503) and hypothesized that cryptic coloration explained the prevalence of the few, melanic (darker) form. (enchantedlearning.com)
  • entomologist
  • The entomologist and expert on peppered moth evolution Michael Majerus described the book as "littered with errors, misrepresentations, misinterpretations and falsehoods" and published research specifically refuting some of Hooper's claims. (wikipedia.org)
  • Tiger
  • Thus, the name "Arctiinae" used to refer to only a subgroup of the entire group of lichen and tiger moths, but now it refers to the entire group. (wikipedia.org)
  • Watson A & Goodger DT (1986): Catalogue of the Neotropical tiger-moths: 1-71, Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History): London. (wikipedia.org)
  • Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 50:1-361 Watson A, Goodger DT (1986) Catalogue of the Neotropical Tiger-moths. (wikipedia.org)
  • eggs
  • I did not know the freezer was the place to put grain products and flour for a few days to kill any possible moths or their eggs. (care2.com)
  • Re-invasion of apple trees takes place during October-December, when moths of the third generation start laying eggs again on apple leaves. (wikipedia.org)
  • Clothes moths mate and deposit their eggs usually within 1-2 days of emergence from the pupae. (psu.edu)
  • colour
  • Like moths they are often a muted colour, often have plumper bodies, and spin a cocoon for metamorphosis. (mun.ca)
  • holes
  • If you notice that your food containers or packaging have lots of small holes, then you probably have a pantry moth (also called Indianmeal moths) problem. (care2.com)
  • males
  • As such they appear rather butterfly like but in most respects they are typical moths: The overwhelming majority flies at night, they possess a frenulum to link the wings and the antennae of the males are often feathered. (redorbit.com)
  • wings
  • Moths: rest with their wings outstretched along their back, or tented. (mun.ca)
  • A pair of foxes scamper through blackberry brambles, across the wings of a Virginia creeper sphinx moth. (etsy.com)
  • The wings (at least in fresh specimens) exhibit three dark spots, but on older moths, the spots are frequently rubbed off. (psu.edu)
  • One of the earliest species thought to be a moth-ancestor is Archaeolepis mane, whose fossil fragments show scaled wings similar to caddisflies in their veining. (wikipedia.org)
  • Found
  • Although the webbing clothes moth is more common in Pennsylvania and other northern states, both can be found in Pennsylvania. (psu.edu)
  • Moths evolved long before butterflies, fossils having been found that may be 190 million years old. (wikipedia.org)
  • Light
  • The latter may be absent, with the moth appearing uniformly light brown, as in the females, which have only slightly darker oblique markings distinguishing the area at the tip of the wing. (wikipedia.org)
  • Light brown apple moth pass through three generations annually with a partial fourth generation in some years. (wikipedia.org)
  • Previous to the soot problem, the light-colored variety of the moth (called typis ) was common in England. (enchantedlearning.com)
  • The light variety of the peppered moth on a birch tree trunk. (enchantedlearning.com)
  • He performed mark-and-recapture experiments on the peppered moth, releasing both light and dark moths into either a polluted or an unpolluted forest. (enchantedlearning.com)
  • known
  • The corn earworm , the larval stage of a cosmopolitan moth ( Helicoverpa zea ), is also known as the cotton bollworm, tomato fruitworm, or vetchworm. (britannica.com)
  • dark
  • Another sure sign of a pantry moth problem is webbing in dark places. (care2.com)
  • The dark form of the peppered moth was first observed in 1848, and by 1895, 95 percent of the peppered moths were of the darker type. (enchantedlearning.com)
  • place
  • Moths can thrive almost anywhere inside a home, but your pantry is probably the easiest place to spot them - or see the aftereffects of them living there. (care2.com)
  • You can also place a few bay leaves in the airtight containers with your grains to keep moths away, since they are averse to the smell of these leaves. (care2.com)
  • Hooper alleges several flaws in experimental methodology, including gluing the moths in place on parts of trees where they would not naturally settle, feeding birds heavily enough to condition them to expect feeding at that point, artificially boosting recapture rates, altering experiments (unconsciously) to favour the expected outcome, and errors in statistical analysis. (wikipedia.org)
  • small
  • Suitable only for areas with relatively small gypsy moth populations, the pheromone treatments are effective for two months, Cavanaugh said. (chicagotribune.com)
  • clothes
  • Both Tinea pellionella, casemaking clothes moth, and Tineola bisselliella, webbing clothes moth, feed on animal by-products such as fur and wool. (psu.edu)
  • Tinea pellionella, casemaking clothes moth. (psu.edu)
  • Both the webbing clothes moth and the casemaking clothes moth are worldwide in distribution, feed on animal by-products such as furs, wool carpets, and tapestries, and can cause damage to stored woolen clothing. (psu.edu)
  • Woolens damaged by the clothes moth exhibit furrows in the surface, which is caused by the larvae's habit of "grazing. (psu.edu)
  • In many instances clothes moths can be prevented and/or controlled solely by vacuuming. (psu.edu)
  • book
  • It was first published in 1985 in Viramontes' first book, The Moths and Other Stories, by Arte Publico Press in Houston, Texas. (wikipedia.org)
  • Of Moths and Men is a controversial book by the journalist Judith Hooper about the Oxford University ecological genetics school led by E.B. Ford. (wikipedia.org)
  • The book specifically concerns Bernard Kettlewell's experiments on the peppered moth which were intended as experimental validation of evolution. (wikipedia.org)
  • include
  • Spray sites are selected using criteria that include previous infestations, trap catches and telephone calls from area residents reporting gypsy-moth sightings. (chicagotribune.com)
  • problem
  • So, if you think you might have a moth problem in your home , we'll tell you how to identify the buggers and what to do about them. (care2.com)
  • If you think you have a pantry moth problem, you need to do an immediate and thorough cleaning. (care2.com)
  • group
  • There are several species of Saturniidae that also are farmed for their silk, such as the Ailanthus moth (Samia cynthia group of species), the Chinese oak silkmoth (Antheraea pernyi), the Assam silkmoth (Antheraea assamensis), and the Japanese silk moth (Antheraea yamamai). (wikipedia.org)
  • final
  • A final tip for keeping moths out of your kitchen is to leave a few cotton balls soaked with essential eucalyptus oil in the corners of your pantry. (care2.com)
  • point
  • At this point, you should have a good look around your pantry to see if you can find any moths. (care2.com)
  • food
  • By the way, what happens if you accidentally eat something with those moths or whatever it is they do to your food? (askmehelpdesk.com)
  • If the food smells different than usual or is sticky when it shouldn't be, there are moths lurking nearby. (care2.com)