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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 21
Head with only 4 distinct ocelli (ocelli I and II fused and ocellus VI usually missing) (Fig. 47); A9 with one subventral seta (Fig. 48)
.............................................................................................................................Pyralis farinalis Linnaeus


Distribution: nearly cosmopolitan, does not occcur in Hawaii

Hosts: 2006: Allium sp., Alpinia purpurata, foodstuffs, Musa sp., Narcissus tazetta, packing, Triticum sp.

pre-1998: dried vegetable products

Note: the packing is usually associated with polished monuments, marble blocks, and tiles in wood crates
Head with 6 ocelli (Fig. 49); A9 with two subventral setae (Fig.50)
..........................................................................................................................Aglossa caprealis (Hübner)


Distribution: Nearly cosmopolitan, does not occur in Hawaii

Hosts: 2006: Allium sativum, Momordica sp.

pre-1998: damp grain and rotting vegetable matter, Nephelium lappaceum, packing in crates, Persea americana
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Last Modified: 3/25/2011