Plodia interpunctella (Indian meal moth):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  hex  

MRE = 0.164
SMSE = 0.183

Zero-variate data
ab2.8 2.238 (0.2008)dage at birthSilhMill1972
tj12.2 10.84 (0.1115)dtime since birth at metamSilhMill1972
te 7 6.868 (0.01887)dtime since birth at emergenceSilhMill1972
am 8 7.999 (0.0001334)dlife span as imagoSilhMill1972
Wwb2.8e-05 2.42e-05 (0.1357)gwet weight at birthSilhMill1972
Wwj0.01367 0.01634 (0.1951)gwet weight at pupationSilhMill1972
Wwe0.01139 0.01044 (0.08382)gwet weight at emergenceSilhMill1972
del_S0.091 0.07026 (0.2279)g/gg (pupa_case+silk)/g pupaImurSinh1986
Ni190 140.2 (0.2619)#cum # of eggsAlloGosw1990
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tW_bj see Fig. 1 (0.4382)time since birthlarva wet weightSilhMill1972
tW_je see Fig. 2 (0.2133)time since birthpupa wet weightSilhMill1972
tW_em see Fig. 3 (0.07872)time since birthlarva wet weightSilhMill1972
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalPlodia interpunctellaUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.01614cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.5066-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 17.75J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8046-growth efficiency


  • Imagos do not feed (ref: VukaSnez2012)
  • The larva starts producing silk after day 21 when they start spinning a loose cocoon for pupation (ref: ImurSinh1986)
  • Imagos do not feed (ref: VukaSnez2012)
  • Larvae not produce silk only to build the cocoon, buy also spin silken threads wherever they go (as a result they spoil more than they consume in stored grain products) (ref: VukaSnez2012)


  • Silk production is assumed to increase [p_M] by a factor s_S after [E_R] > s_s * max [E_R]


  • Wiki
  • Kooy2010
  • AlloGosw1990
  • VukaSnez2012
  • ImurSinh1986
  • SilhMill1972

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Ana Lopez Llandres, Bas Kooijman, 2014/09/17 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/02/20)

accepted: 2016/03/18

refer to this entry as: AmP Plodia interpunctella version 2016/03/18