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Ephestia kuehniella (Zeller, 1879)

Taxonomy

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

Species name(s)

Ephestia kuehniella (Zeller, 1879) = Ephestia fuscofasciella Ragonot, 1887 = Ephestia gitonella Druce, 1896 = Homoeosoma ischnomorpha Meyrick, 1931 = alba Roesler, [1965] = nigra Roesler, [1965] = Anagasta kühmiella = Anagasta kuhniella = Anagasta kurhirela = Anagasta kuehniela = Anagasta lunella = Anagasta huchinella = Anagasta kuchinella = Anagasta kuehniella = sericarium Scott, 1859 = ceratoniae Zeller, 1848 = Ephestia kuhniella.

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Expansion

Zoogeographical regions

Palaearctic, Nearctic, Neotropic, Ethiopic, Indo-Malayan, Australian.

Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #2. Kolsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

9—10 mm.

Primary colors

Brown/Gray/Black.

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Ephestia kuhniella [11]. Peter Khramov.

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing - 1 cm. Wings are famous for their sharpness and acuity, but drawing them blur of cross bands. [5]. Peter Khramov.
  • The front wings are gray-lead, with black horizontal stripes and dots. Rear - whitish. The wingspan of 20 to 25 mm. [11]. Peter Khramov.

Distribution

  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Iceland *, Ireland, Italy, Crete, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily Slovakia, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: European North-West, Central European, European southern taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Kola, Nizhne-Amur, Lower Volga, Primorye, Sakhalin, Amur Medium, Medium-Volzhsky. [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, Crete, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira,Malta, the Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France (mainland), Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • The area - the whole world is confined to the settlements. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Lifespan

  • The summer can be very different. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Mill (barn) moth is found in mills and barns, in bakeries and warehouses corresponding direction. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • The lifetime of the caterpillars can be very different, as the time adult flight. [5]. Peter Khramov.
  • The caterpillar lives mainly in the flour, in a web of tubular passages, "but the attacks on the dry fruit, candy, chocolate." [11]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Caterpillars feed on Ephestia kuehniella flour with starch and can cause significant damage to stocks of these products. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Authors

Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

References

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