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Genus Vitula

Unidentified pyralid - Vitula edmandsii 6007 - Vitula edmandsii? - Vitula serratilineella Vitula broweri 6009.2  - Vitula insula Phycitinae - Vitula edmandsii A Pyralid Moth - Vitula edmandsii small moth - Vitula broweri Vitula broweri
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
No Taxon (Ephestia Series)
Genus Vitula
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Vitula Ragonot, 1887
Vitula includes 8 species in America north of Mexico.
"In his MONA monograph, Neunzig (1990) reports that larvae are found in nests of Bumble Bees, Honey Bees and possibly also of other Hymenoptera. They form tubelike protective enclosure of silk and feed mostly on pollen, honey and immature Hymenoptera." Comment by Bob Patterson, 31 May, 2007 (here)
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