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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

KEY TO SELECTED PYRALOIDEA (LEPIDOPTERA)
LARVAE INTERCEPTED AT U. S. PORTS OF ENTRY
Couplet 20
Prothoracic shield with pattern of dark markings as illustrated (Fig. 46)
..........................................................................................Phycitinae, Etiella zinckenella (Treitschke)


Distribution: nearly cosmopolitan; does not occur in Hawaii

Hosts: 2006: Abelmoschus esculentus, Artemisia sp., Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Cajanus cajan, Capsicum annuum, Castanea sp., Castanea sativa, Cicer arietinum, Cucumis sp., Cucurbita sp., Cydonia oblonga, Lablab purpureus, Malus sp., Malus pumila, Opuntia sp., Parkia sp., Parkia speciosa, Persea americana, Phaseolus sp., Phaseolus lunatus, Phaseolus vulgaris, Pisum sp., Pisum sativum, Solanum sp., Solanum tuberosum, Vicia faba, Zea mays

pre-1998: legumes and other stored vegetable products

Note: because several immatures of species are indistinguishable, it should be reported as “ Etiella sp.” if the origin is southeast Asia; markings on prothorax can be more or less distinct
Prothoracic shield not patterned as above...............................................................................21
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Last Modified: 3/25/2011