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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Diagnostic Images Dorsal – Larvae. Intraspecific variability in some moths Lepidoptera, Tineidae, Pyralidae pests of grain stores in southern and south-eastern Kazakhstan. Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie, 62 3: Journal of Stored Products Research, 29 3: Egg Oval with slight projection at one end; surface with irregular, star-shaped sculpturing; yellowish white.

Bulletin of Entomological Research, Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report. Diagnostic Notes Adult Forewing greyish brown, variably suffused with darker brown; postmedian and antemedian fasciae dark greyish brown; postmedian fascia double, with pale line between; pale band along basal margin of antemedian fascia; two dark discal spots usually present.

Time, concentration and temperature relationships for phosphine activity in tests on diapausing larvae of Ephestia elutella Hubner Lepidoptera: Datasheet Ephestia elutella chocolate moth. A subspecies is E. More information about modern web browsers can be found at http: Nachrichtenblatt fur den Pflanzenschutz in der DDR, 43 The biology of Ephestia elutella. Pe ;en Karsholt O; Razowski J, Acta Agriculturae Universitatis Jiangxiensis, 24 5: Insect Knowledge, 27 No.


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Insects and arachnids of tropical stored products. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. New Zealand Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 14 1: For further information, we recommend you visit epheetia following resources: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. This moth flies throughout the warmer months, e. A survey of stored product Lepidoptera in New Zealand. Close Find out more. Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Journal of Entomological Science, 25 2: Karsholt O; Razowski J, You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Eggs of stored-product Lepidoptera as hosts for Trichogramma evanescens Hym.: Eighth abdominal segment with spiracle distinctly smaller than area enclosed by pigmented ring encircling base of seta directly above spiracle.

Eggs are attacked by the predatory mite Blattisocius tarsalis Haines, The Lepidoptera of Europe: Pest Lepidoptera of Europe with special reference to the British Isles. Tignola del cacao Netherlands: Apollo Books, pp. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Hindwing shining white, variably suffused with grey. Pests of stored products in Switzerland: Brower found that when eggs of Ephestia cautella [Cadra cautella], E. Continuing to use www.

It is probably native to Europe, but has been transported widely, even to Australia. One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ephestia elutella.

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Pesticide Science, 35 3: Herting B; Simmonds FJ, Karsholt and Razowski, The caterpillars are often considered a pestas they feed on dry plant produce, such as cocoa beans and tobaccoas well as cereals and dried fruit and nuts. Larvae eat only a small amount, but foul the food source extensively with webbing and frass.

Growth Stages Top of page Fruiting stage, Post-harvest. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from ” https: Differences in the percentage parasitism were not significant among the first three species but the other two species ephestla parasitized significantly less often.