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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
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Anal plate with seta SD1 closer to seta D1 than to seta L1 (Fig. 29); seta SD2 of A8 usually separated from the spiracle by 2 or more times the diameter of the spiracle (Fig. 30); sclerotized ring around seta SD1 on A8 usually complete (Fig. 30)
........................................................................................................Ectomyelois ceratoniae (Zeller)


Distribution: nearly cosmopolitan including Florida

Hosts: 2006: Annona sp., Annona cherimola, Capsicum sp., Capsicum annuum, Cassia sp., Castanea sativa, Ceratonia siliqua, Cereus sp., Chimonanthus sp., Citrus sinensis, Cucurbita sp., Cydonia sp., Cydonia oblonga, Dialium guineense, Dioscorea sp., Diospyros sp., Ficus carica, Juglans sp., Juglans nigra, Juglans regia, Lansium domesticum, Malus sp., Malus pumila, Malus sylvestris, Mangifera indica, Melicoccus bijugatus, Phaseolus sp., Phoenix sp., Phoenix dactylifera, Pithecellobium dulce, Prunus americana, Prunus avium, Psidium guajava, Punica sp., Pyrus communis, Pyrus pyriflora, Punica granatum, Sesbania sp., Tamarindus sp., Tamarindus indica, Vigna sp., Vigna unguiculata, Zea mays

pre-1998: carob or locust bean, dates, legumes, nuts, and others

Note: If the origin is from the tropical areas of the Western Hemisphere it should be reported as “probably E. decolor (Zeller)”; see Neunzig 1979, 1990
Anal plate with seta SD1 equidistant from setae D1 and L1 (Fig. 31); seta SD2 of A8 usually separated from the spiracle by one to 1.5 times the diameter of the spiracle (Fig. 32); sclerotized ring around seta SD1 on A8 incomplete (Fig. 32)
............................................................................................................Amyelois transitella (Walker)


Distribution: tropical Western Hemisphere including southern U.S.

Hosts: 2006: Citrus reticulata, Diospyros sp., Phaseolus sp., Phoenix sp., Pistacia vera, Randia echinocarpa, Vigna sesquipedalis

pre-1998: Annona sp., Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Cajanus cajan, Citrus sinensis, Cydonia oblonga, Juglans sp. , Malus sp., Malus sylvestris, Mangifera indica, peach, peony, Punica granatum, Pyrus communis, Randia sp., Tamarindus indica, Zea mays, and other fruits and pods
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