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Ephestia

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subfamily  Phycitinae
Scientific name  Ephestia
Higher classification  Phycitini
Order  Butterflies and moths
Family  Pyralidae
Tribe  Phycitini
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  genus
Ephestia Ephestia elutella Insecta Lepidoptera Pyralidae
Lower classifications  Mediterranean flour moth, Ephestia elutella

Ephestia is a genus of small moths belonging to the family Pyralidae. Some Species are significant pests of dry plant produce, such as seeds and cereals. Best known among these are probably the cacao moth (E. elutella) and the Mediterranean flour moth (E. kuehniella).

Ephestia Ephestia kuehniella eggs of the Indian flour moth

The genus Cadra is closely related to Ephestia and might be a junior synonym. Several of these moths are variously assigned to one or the other genus, in particular in non-entomological sources.

Ephestia RP2 Mutation genetics in the flour moth Ephestia kuehniella

Diversity

Species of Ephestia include:

Ephestia Ephestia elutella Wikipedia
  • Ephestia abnormalella Ragonot, 1887
  • Ephestia animella K.Nupponen & Junnilainen, 1998
  • Ephestia callidella Guenée, 1845
  • Ephestia calycoptila Meyrick, 1935
  • Ephestia columbiella Neunzig, 1990
  • Ephestia cypriusella Roesler, 1965
  • Ephestia disparella Hampson, 1901
  • Ephestia elutella (Hübner, 1796) – cacao moth, tobacco moth, warehouse moth
  • Ephestia inquietella Zerny, 1932
  • Ephestia kuehniella (Zeller, 1879) – Mediterranean flour moth, Indian flour moth, mill moth
  • Ephestia laetella Rebel, 1907
  • Ephestia mistralella (Millière, 1874)
  • Ephestia parasitella Staudinger, 1859
  • Ephestia rectivitella Ragonot, 1901
  • Ephestia subelutellum (Ragonot, 1901)
  • Ephestia unicolorella Staudinger, 1881
  • Ephestia welseriella (Zeller, 1848)



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    References

    Ephestia Wikipedia


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