Taxon profile


Tobacco Moth
Ephestia elutella (Hübner, 1796)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths »  family Pyralidae »  genus Ephestia »  subgenus Ephestia

Scientific synonyms

Tinea elutella Hübner, 1796
Homoeosoma affusella Ragonot, 1888
Ephestia amarella Dyar, 1904
Phalaena chocolatella Vallot, 1802
Phycis elutea Haworth, 1811
Ephestia icosiella Ragonot, 1888
Ephestia infumatella Ragonot, 1887
Ephestia roxburgii Staudinger & Rebel, 1901
Ephestia roxburghii Gregson, 1873
Ephestia roxburghi Spuler, 1913

Other names

= Cacao Moth


Taxon in country check-lists*

* List of countries might not be complete

Similar species

Cadra figulilella (Gregson, 1871) - Raisin Moth

Links and literature

CZ EN Laštůvka Z., Liška J.: Checklist of Lepidoptera of the Czech Republic [] [as Ephestia elutella (Hübner, 1796)]
Data retrieved on: 28 February 2009
EN OzAnimals - Australian Wildlife [] [as Ephestia elutella]
Data retrieved on: 14 April 2013
EN Pest Information Wiki [Ephestia_elutella]

Pest Information Wiki [] [as Ephestia elutella (Hübner)]
Data retrieved on: 5 March 2016
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [441820]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Ephestia elutella (Hubner, 1796)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Australian Faunal Directory [441414e1-8259-4435-9813-77638e8abbd6]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Ephestia elutella (Hübner, 1796)]
Data retrieved on: 14 February 2014
EN Šefrová H., Laštůvka Z. (2005): Catalogue of alien animal species in the Czech Republic, Acta univ. agric. et silvic. Mendel. Brun., LIII, No. 4, pp. 151-170 [as Ephestia elutella (Hübner, 1796)]
Data retrieved on: 23 December 2018

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i species introduced to area described by check-list

s synantropic species (In area described by check-list dependent on human)