Ephestia elutella


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Noun1.Ephestia elutella - small moth whose larvae feed on tobacco and other dried plant productsEphestia elutella - small moth whose larvae feed on tobacco and other dried plant products
pyralid, pyralid moth - usually tropical slender-bodied long-legged moth whose larvae are crop pests
Ephestia, genus Ephestia - small moths whose larvae spin silken tunnels and feed on stored food products
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Forager in the rye: biological control of Ephestia elutella in bulk grain.
The system targets several stored product moth species including Ephestia elutella (warehouse or cocoa moth), Ephestia kuehniella (mill moth or flour moth), Ephestia figulilella (raisin moth), Cadra cautella (almond moth) and Plodia interpunctella (Indian meal moth).