THE MEDITERRANEAN FLOUR MOTH, EPHESTIA KUEHNIELLA, Zeller, STILL IN CANADA

W. G. Johnson
1896 Canadian Entomologist  
The determined and energetic fight carried on by the miller, the entomologist, and the Local Government in 1889, to stamp out this destructive mill pest in Ontario, is too fresh in the memory of those who witnessed that outbreak to warrant a repetition of the particulars. Suffice it to say that the flour moth is still very abundant in certain Canadian mills. I have received it recently in flour sent me direct from a milling firm in Valleyfield, Quebec, with an urgent appeal for help. The mill
more » ... or help. The mill has been obliged to shut down several times during the present year to clean out the enormous accumulations of matted flour and webs in the spouts and elevator legs. The mill is a new one and has been running a very short time. It is said the pest came from a neighboring firm. My experience with this moth in California and other places convinces me that it is the worst pest millers have to combat, and this note should be a signal warning to all those interested in the milling business. I have also recently discovered the same pest in Southwestern New York State, where it has done considerable mischief this year, and is still spreading. It has occasioned much loss on the Pacific Coast also the present season. If something is not done to arrest and destroy thisadvancing enemy in the United States and Canada, I predict very serious results to the milling industries of both countries.
doi:10.4039/ent2813-1 fatcat:4n2jjgdovjbl7pl7myr3qoresu