BF Cacao Moth Ephestia elutella. (Hübner, ). Wingspan c 20 mm. Quite a common and widespread moth, and something of a pest species . Citation: MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory () Cacao Moth ( Ephestia elutella) Updated on 3/30/ PM Available. Semiochemicals of Ephestia elutella, the Tobacco moth. Phylum: Arthropoda. Subphylum: Uniramia. Class: Insecta. Order: Lepidoptera. Family: Pyralidae.

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Entomological Knowledge, 40 4: A guide to their identification. It is probably native to Europe, but has been transported widely, even to Australia. The efficacy of carbon dioxide or nitrogen to control different stored products insects in metal grain bins.

Ephestia elutella (chocolate moth)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Preliminary investigation of insect pests in stored tobacco leaves in Guizhou Province. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Larva Head reddish brown or yellowish brown marked with darker brown; body ephesita white; peritreme of spiracles, pinacula, prothoracic and anal plates and parts of thoracic legs reddish or yellowish brown.

A catalogue of parasites and predators of terrestrial arthropods. Eluyella, concentration and temperature relationships for phosphine activity in tests on diapausing larvae of Ephestia elutella Hubner Lepidoptera: This Phycitini -related article is a stub.


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Ephestia elutella

Density and spatial pattern of cigarette beetles and tobacco moths in Cape Verde Islands. Head and thorax greyish brown, abdomen usually paler; antennae simple, filiform. Brower elutdlla that when eggs of Ephestia cautella [Cadra cautella], E. Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom ephetsia map. Larvae eat only a small amount, but foul the food source extensively with webbing and frass.

A survey of stored product Lepidoptera in New Zealand.

ephestka Lepidoptera, Part 1 Microlepidoptera. Egg Oval with slight projection at one end; surface with irregular, star-shaped sculpturing; yellowish white. Chemistry of Natural Compounds, A key to the larvae of some species of Phycitinae Lepidoptera, Pyralidae associated with stored products, and of some related species.

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Cacao Moth

This species has been known under a number of junior synonyms: Journal of Stored Products Research, 29 3: Junk Publishers, Dordrecht, pp. Journal of Entomological Science, 25 2: Insect and mite pests of tobacco in Zimbabwe: Search Details New Zealand Biosecurity. Eggs of stored-product Lepidoptera as hosts for Trichogramma evanescens Hym.: Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: For further information, we recommend you visit the following resources: This is to ensure that we give you the best experience possible.


The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. If you would like to, you can learn more about the cookies we use. Eighth abdominal segment with spiracle distinctly smaller than area enclosed by pigmented ring encircling base of seta directly above spiracle.

EU pesticides database www. The biology of Ephestia elutella.

Tignola del cacao Netherlands: Evaluation of esfenvalerate prosol for control of stored product insect pests. Knowledge Bank home Change location. It appears that inundative releases of T. Male wing-gland pheromone of Ephestia elutella. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 10 4: Intraspecific variability in some moths Lepidoptera, Tineidae, Pyralidae pests of grain stores in southern and south-eastern Kazakhstan.

Investigations on tobacco storage pests and their enemies in Fujian Province.