Trisha Shetty

Ephestia parasitella

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Pyralidae
Genus  Ephestia
Order  Butterflies and moths
Class  Insecta
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Species
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Similar  Ephestia unicolorella, Ephestia, Butterflies and moths, Tephris cyriella, Merulempista cingillella

Ephestia parasitella is a species of snout moth in the genus Ephestia. It was described by Staudinger in 1859, and is known from Spain, France, the Benelux, Croatia and Russia.

The wingspan is 14–20 mm. Adults are on wing from April to September.

The larvae live in a silken cocoon and feed on dry vegetable matter, including dry berries and dead stems of ivy. The species hibernates in the cocoon and pupation also takes place within during spring.

References

Ephestia parasitella Wikipedia


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