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Pyralidae
800259.006021Ephestia elutella (Hübner, 1796) – Tobacco Moth
Distribution Data for Ephestia elutella
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Synonymy: Tinea elutella Hübner, [1796]
Homoeosoma affusella Ragonot, 1888
Ephestia amarella Dyar, 1904
Phycis angusta Haworth, 1811
Tinea aquella [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Phycis elutea Haworth, 1811
Ephestia icosiella Ragonot, 1888
Ephestia infumatella Ragonot, 1887
Ephestia pterogrisella Roesler, 1965
Ephestia roxburghii Gregson, 1873
Phycis rufa Haworth, 1811
Phycis semirufa Haworth, 1811
Hyphantidium sericarium Scott, 1859
Ephestia uniformata Dufrane, 1942
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Neunzig, H. H., 1990. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.3, p. 106; pl. 4.35-37. order
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 26.47f, 26.48f; p. 198. Book Review and ordering
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