Definition of Genus ephestia
1. Noun. Small moths whose larvae spin silken tunnels and feed on stored food products.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Pyralidae, Family Pyralididae, Pyralidae, Pyralididae
Member holonyms: Cacao Moth, Ephestia Elutella, Tobacco Moth
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Ephestia
Literary usage of Genus ephestia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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. ..."