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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Effects of temperature and humidity on development of four pyralid moth pests of stored products. Continuing to use www. A catalogue of parasites and predators of terrestrial arthropods.

Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map. This moth flies throughout the warmer months, e.


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Tignola del cacao Netherlands: Less usual foods include [1] dried-out meat and animal carcasses, specimens in insect collections, and dry wood. British Museum Natural History. More information about modern web browsers can be found at http: References – Carter, D. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Eighth abdominal segment with spiracle distinctly smaller than area enclosed by pigmented ring encircling base of seta directly above spiracle. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Pest Lepidoptera of Europe with special reference to the British Isles.

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When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ephestia elutella. Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Karsholt and Razowski, Journal of Stored Products Research, 29 3: Intraspecific variability in some moths Lepidoptera, Elutelpa, Pyralidae pests of grain stores in southern and south-eastern Kazakhstan.

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Ephestia elutellathe cacao mothtobacco moth or warehouse mothis a small moth of the family Pyralidae. Insect and mite pests of tobacco in Zimbabwe: Bulletin of Entomological Research, Journal of Chemical Ecology, 10 4: This species has been known under a number of junior synonyms: Head and thorax greyish brown, abdomen usually paler; antennae simple, filiform. Larvae eat only a small amount, but foul the food source extensively with webbing and frass.


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Chemical Control Due to the variable regulations around de- registration of pesticides, we are for the moment not including any specific chemical control recommendations. 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. Herting B; Simmonds FJ, Apollo Books, pp.

Density and spatial pattern of cigarette beetles and tobacco moths in Cape Verde Islands. Male wing-gland pheromone of Ephestia elutella. Junk Publishers, Dordrecht, pp.