Definition of Genus ephestia

1. Noun. Small moths whose larvae spin silken tunnels and feed on stored food products.

Exact synonyms: Ephestia
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Pyralidae, Family Pyralididae, Pyralidae, Pyralididae
Member holonyms: Cacao Moth, Ephestia Elutella, Tobacco Moth



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Ephestia

genus Endamoeba
genus Engelmannia
genus Engraulis
genus Enhydra
genus Ensete
genus Ensis
genus Entandrophragma
genus Entelea
genus Enterobius
genus Enterolobium
genus Entoloma
genus Entomophthora
genus Eoraptor
genus Epacris
genus Ephedra
genus Ephestia
genus Ephippiorhynchus
genus Epidendrum
genus Epigaea
genus Epilachna
genus Epilobium
genus Epimedium
genus Epinephelus
genus Epipactis
genus Epiphyllum
genus Epipremnum
genus Episcia
genus Eptatretus
genus Eptesicus
genus Equetus

Literary usage of Genus ephestia

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1. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1864)
"Having lately had rather unusual opportunities of studying the more obscure species of the genus Ephestia, native to, or settled in, this country, ..."

2. The Moth Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Moths of North America by William Jacob Holland (1903)
"... trees a spraying with a very weak solution of one or the other of the coal-oil emulsions which are in use as disinfectants in orchards. Genus EPHESTIA ..."

3. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington by Entomological Society of Washington (1914)
"... in the collection are reared from hosts that breed in stored products of various sorts, principally from various species of the genus Ephestia. ..."

4. The Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales by Linnean Society of New South Wales (1883)
"Resembles the genus Ephestia in form and colouring, as well 88 in the costal tuft of hairs of the male, but differs markedly ill Duration. ..."

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