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Ephestia elutella (Hubner, 1796)

Имаго  (Ephestia elutella)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Pyraloidea family Pyralidae subfamily Phycitinae tribe Phycitini genus Ephestia → species Ephestia elutella

Species name(s)

Ephestia elutella (Hubner, 1796) = Tinea elutella Hübner, 1796 = Phycis elutea Haworth, 1811 = Phycis semirufa Haworth, 1811 = angusta (Haworth, 1811) = Phycis rufa Haworth, 1811 = Hyphantidium sericarium Scott, 1859 = Ephestia roxburghii Gregson, 1873 = Ephestia infumatella Ragonot, 1887 = Homoeosoma affusella Ragonot, 1888 = Ephestia icosiella Ragonot, 1888 = Ephestia amarella Dyar, 1904 = uniformata Dufrane, 1942 = Ephestia roxburgii = unicolorella Staudinger, 1879 = Ephestia elutella.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #2. Kolsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #40. Primorsky.

Имаго  (Ephestia elutella)

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Ephestia elutella [11]. Peter Khramov.

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan 15 mm. The front wings are reddish-gray, whitish tail. [11]. Peter Khramov.


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Iceland *, Ireland, Italy, Corsica, Crete, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia Turkey - European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, the European North-West, Central European, European southern taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Kola, Nizhne-Amur, Lower Volga, Primorye, Sakhalin, Amur Medium, Medium Volzhsky, Mid-Urals, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Austria, Azores, Albania, Baleares, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Iceland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), the Canary Islands, Cyprus, Corsica, Crete, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg,Madeira, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Finland, France (mainland) Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • "Delivered to all countries of the world." [11]. Peter Khramov.


  • Summer. [11]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Often found in homes. [11]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Seeds, grains, dried fruits, cookies and chocolate (!), As well as the herbarium collection and the insects can eat grain moth caterpillar. [11]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Ephestia elutella


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Text data: Peter Khramov.

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