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80a0135 – 5723   Ectomyelois ceratoniae (Zeller, 1839)
             Locust Bean Moth
Distribution Data for Ectomyelois ceratoniae
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Distribution: USA: CA (Warner et al. 1990), FL.
Type locality (ceratoniae): Laibach, Austria.
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Synonymy: • Myelois ceratoniae Zeller, 1839
• Phycis ceratoniella von R๖slerstamm, 1839
• Phycita dentilinella Hampson, 1896
• Laodamia durandi Lucas, 1950
• Myelois oporedestella Dyar, 1911
• Myelois phoenicis Durrant, 1915
• Trachonitis? pryerella Vaughan, 1870
• Hypsipyla psarella Hampson, 1903
• Heterographis rivulalis Warren & Rothschild, 1905
• Myelois tuerkheimiella Sorhagen, 1881
• Euzophera zellerella Sorhagen, 1881
Taxonomic Notes: Ectomyelois ceratoniae (Zeller, 1839) was formerly placed in the genus Apomyelois. Scholtens & Solis (2015), ZooKeys. 535: 116, synonymized the two genera. Ectomyelois is returned to full genus status in Ren & Yang (2016), ZooKeys, 559: 125-137.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Gilligan, T.M. & S. Passoa, 2014. LepIntercept - An identification resource for intercepted Lepidoptera larvae. USDA-APHIS-PPQ Identification Technology Program (ITP). Fort Collins, CO. - website.
  • Neunzig, H. H., 1990. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.3, p. 47; pl. 1.52-53. order or free PDF
  • Ren, Y., L. Yang, 2016. Ectomyelois Heinrich, 1956 in China, with descriptions of two new species and a key (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae, Phycitinae). ZooKeys, 559: 125-137.
  • Scholtens, B.G. & M.A. Solis, 2015. Annotated check list of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) of America North of Mexico. ZooKeys, 535: 1-136.
  • Warner, P. L., M.M. Bames, E.F. Laird, 1990. Chemical control of a carob moth, Ectomyelais cerutoniae (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), and various nitidulid beetles (Coleoptera) on 'Deglet Noor' dates in California. Journal of Economic Entomology, 83: 2357-2361.
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