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Species Cadra figulilella - Raisin moth - Hodges#6023

6023  - Cadra figulilella
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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 Cadra
Species figulilella (Raisin moth - Hodges#6023)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cadra figulilella (Gregson, 1871)
Ephestia figulilella Gregson, 1871
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 5.5-8.5 mm. (1)
Specimen determined by DNA analysis (BOLD). (2)
California, Arizona and Florida; occurs in many warmer parts of the world, nearly cosmopolitan. (1)
Heppner (2003) reports the adults year round in Florida.
April to December in California. (1)
The larvae feed on fallen fruits of fig and apricot. They are also a pest of the dried raisins. (1)
Raisins, cottonseed cake, cacao beans, cashew kernels and fallen mulberries.
The species was first described from Liverpool, England where it was a pest of imported fruits. (1)
Probably introduced
Print References
Heller, J.M., 1975. Dietary amino acid requirements of the almond moth, Cadra cautella (Walker) : based on radiometric and carcass analysis techniques. (University of Florida dissertation). Read online
Neunzig, H.H., 1990. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.3. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation., p. 113; pl. 5.5-6. (3)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, pl. 26, fig. 50; p. 198. (1)