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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chocolate moth (Ephestia elutella)

Herting B; Simmonds FJ, Differences in the percentage parasitism were not significant among the first three species but the other two species were parasitized significantly less often. Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.

More information about modern web browsers can be found at http: Pupa Pale yellow at first, becoming reddish rlutella spiracles slightly raised; cremaster rounded, with eight hooked setae. A subspecies is E.

Cacao Moth

The biology of Ephestia elutella. The efficacy of carbon dioxide or nitrogen to control different stored products insects in metal grain bins. Morphological characteristics of Ephestia elutella Hubner Lepidoptera; Pyralidae and preliminary observations on its winter generation in Iran. New Zealand Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 14 1: The average percentage hatch after exposure to T. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status.


Entomologie et Phytopathologie Appliquees, 52 2: Karsholt O; Razowski J, Investigations on tobacco storage pests and their enemies in Fujian Province. Like most websites we use cookies. Chemistry of Natural Compounds, British Museum Natural History. Male wing-gland pheromone of Ephestia elutella.

Ephestia elutella – Wikipedia

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. Lepidoptera, Part 1 Microlepidoptera.

EU pesticides database www. Entomological Knowledge, 40 4: Observations on Ephestia elutella Hubner. Retrieved from ” https: Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Epnestia key to the larvae of some species of Phycitinae Lepidoptera, Pyralidae associated with stored products, and of some related species.

Larva Head reddish brown or yellowish brown marked with darker brown; body yellowish white; peritreme of spiracles, pinacula, prothoracic and anal plates and parts wphestia thoracic legs reddish or yellowish brown. Synthesis of the sex pheromone of the grain moth Ephestia elutella.

Eighth abdominal segment with spiracle distinctly smaller than area enclosed by pigmented ring encircling base of seta directly above spiracle.


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Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. Preliminary investigation of insect pests in stored tobacco leaves in Guizhou Province. This page was last edited on elutdlla Decemberat If you would like to, you can learn more about the cookies we use.

Evaluation of esfenvalerate prosol for control of stored product insect pests.

About eggs laid on the foodstuff or on sacking. Eggs of stored-product Lepidoptera as hosts for Trichogramma evanescens Hym.: Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by sphestia to Generate Report.

Knowledge Bank home Change location. This is to ensure that we give you the best experience possible. It is probably native to Europe, but has been transported widely, even to Australia. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.