Ephestia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Ephestia
Ephestia elutella01.jpg
Cacao moth (E. elutella)
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
Order:
Family:
Subfamily:
Tribe:
Genus:
Ephestia

Species

Several, see text

Synonyms

Anagasta Heinrich, 1956
Hyphantidium Scott, 1859

Ephestia is a genus of small moths belonging to the family Pyralidae. Some species are significant pests of dry plant produce, such as seeds and cereals. Best known among these are probably the cacao moth (E. elutella) and the Mediterranean flour moth (E. kuehniella).

The genus Cadra is closely related to Ephestia and might be a junior synonym. Several of these moths are variously assigned to one or the other genus, in particular in non-entomological sources.

Diversity[edit]

Species of Ephestia include:[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GlobIZ search". Global Information System on Pyraloidea. Retrieved 2011-09-29.
  2. ^ Ephestia Guenée, 1845. Afromoths.
  3. ^ Savela, Markku. "Ephestia Guenée, 1845". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  4. ^ Ephestia. Fauna Europaea.