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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 4
Sclerotized ring around seta SD1 on A2 to A7...................................................................Mussidia nigrivenella Ragonot>

Distribution: west tropical Africa; does not occur in the U.S.

Hosts: 2006: Capsicum sp., Ceratonia siliqua, Entada sp., Punica granatum, stored seeds, Tamarindus indica, Tetrapleura sp.

pre-1998: butter beans, cacao, calabar beans, carob or locust bean, stored grains (cereals)

Note: see Aitken 1963; Corbet & Tams 1943
Sclerotized ring around seta SD1 of mesothorax..............................................................................other Phycitinae.......5

Note: see Hinton 1943; some Phycitinae lack this character, e.g. Etiella sp
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Last Modified: 3/25/2011
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