Chilo pulverosellus

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Chilo pulverosellus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Chilo[1]
Species: C. pulverosellus
Binomial name
Chilo pulverosellus
Ragonot, 1895
  • Chilo brevipalpellus Zerny, 1914
  • Chilo lemarchandellus D. Lucas, 1945
  • Eschata fernandezi de Joannis, 1932

Chilo pulverosellus is a species of moth in the Crambidae family described by Émile Louis Ragonot in 1895. It is found in France, Italy, Bulgaria, Ukraine,[2] Syria, Russia, Dagestan, Turkey, the Palestinian territories, Israel and Transcaspia.[3]

The length of the forewings is 11–13 mm. The ground colour of the forewings is white to cream, variably dusted with brown scales. The hindwings are silky white to cream. Adults are on wing from May to September. There are probably two or three generations per year.

The larvae feed on Zea mays.


  1. ^ Nuss, M.; et al. (2003–2012). "GlobIZ search". Global Information System on Pyraloidea. Retrieved 2012-03-18. 
  2. ^ Fauna Europaea
  3. ^ Savela, Markku. "Chilo Zincken, 1817". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved November 28, 2017.