Explanation of Names
Sitotroga cerealella (Olivier, 1789)
* phylogenetic sequence #069425
Dried foods such as stored cereals.
Non-native, probably from Europe.
Larvae drill mines in grain, causing as much as 50% of weight loss. They break the skin of seed creating the opportunity for other infestations.
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.10.39f, p.102