Rice meal moth

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Rice meal moth

  1. 1. RICE MEAL MOTHRICE MEAL MOTH Nuwini Samarathunge Chanudi Katugampola Haily seneviratne
  2. 2. Scientific SpesificationScientific Spesification Kingdom:Animalia Phylum:Arthropoda Class:Insecta Order:Lepidoptera Family:Pyralidae Tribe:Tirathabini Genus:Corcyra Species:C.cephalonica
  3. 3. Life CycleLife Cycle
  4. 4. Life CycleLife Cycle 1. Adult • Spot free uniformly pale buff brown color • Wing expanse 25 mm • Fore wings have dark veins
  5. 5. Morphology Of AdultMorphology Of Adult • Head •Antenna •Mouth parts •Eyes
  6. 6. Morphology Of Adult BodyMorphology Of Adult Body •Legs •Wings •Thorax
  7. 7. 2.Egg Small, oval, elliptical laid on wall, bags or on grain 3.larvea Creamy white has prothoracic shield .
  8. 8. 4.Pupa It webs silken shelter before pupation. In case of heavy infestation cocoons may be seen sticking to the grain bags. Cocoon dense white and tough.
  9. 9. Food HabitsFood Habits Larval stage depends on foods like stored rice,rice flour,peanuts,cashew,cocoa and etc.
  10. 10. Nature Of DamageNature Of Damage Mainly larval stage of this insect is responsible for damage.  It pollutes food grains with frass, moults and dense webbing.  The larvae crawl over the stored food
  11. 11. Prevention And ControlPrevention And Control Cultural Control Sanitary Methods Chemical Control
  12. 12. Cultural ControlCultural Control Neem leaf powder and Neem oil Cloves Oils from clove, cedar wood, citronella
  13. 13. Sanitary MethodsSanitary Methods Good store hygiene  Removal of infested residues Remove spoilage  Discarding the heavily infested material Storage of good-quality grains
  14. 14. ChemicalChemical ControlControl Use many pesticides Treat with a registered insecticide

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