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Genus Plodia

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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
Genus Plodia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Plodia Guenée, 1845
Explanation of Names
Generic name Plodia apparently has no significance ("sans étymologie"). (1)
1 species in North America.
Year-round indoors.
Feeds on stored food products.
Life Cycle
Several generations per year.
Print References
Guenée, A. 1845. Annales de la Société entomologique de France, ser.2, t.3: 318
Internet References
adult image of P. interpunctella plus drawings, description, biology, and other info (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.