Samiksha Jaiswal

Ephestiodes infimella

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Pyralidae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Ephestiodes
Ephestiodes infimella

Ephestiodes infimella is a moth of the family Pyralidae. It is native to North America, where it is mostly found in the eastern United States from Maryland to Florida, west to Texas, north to southern Ontario. It is an introduced species in Hawaii.

The wingspan is about 11 mm. They have slender light brown forewings with yellowish shading in the basal third and darker reddish-brown in distal two-thirds. The Hindwings are much wider than the forewings and are pale gray with a brown terminal line and long pale fringe scales. Adults are on wing from June to September in Maryland.

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Ephestiodes infimella Wikipedia


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