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80a0183 – 6020   Ephestia kuehniella Zeller, 1879
             Mediterranean Flour Moth

Mark Dreiling - DNA
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Synonymy: Ephestia kuehniella Zeller, 1879
Ephestia Anagasta alba Roesler, 1966
Ephestia fuscofasciella Ragonot, 1887
Ephestia gitonella Druce, 1896
Homoeosoma ischnomorpha Meyrick, 1931
Ephestia Anagasta nigra Roesler, 1966
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Neunzig, H. H., 1990. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.3, p. 107; pl. 1.58-60, 4.38-39. order or free PDF
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 26.31f, 26.32f; p. 197. Book Review and ordering
  • Ragonot, E.L., 1887. Diagnoses of North American Phycitidae and Galleriidae. Published by the author, Paris, 1-20 - PDF.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Ephestia kuehniella
Carol Wolf
Ephestia kuehniella
Mark Dreiling - DNA
Ephestia kuehniella
Ken Childs
Ephestia kuehniella
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Ephestia kuehniella
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