Acronym: CCA. Sometimes referred to as warehouse moth or tropical warehouse moth; scientific references may use Ephestia cautella. The reduction in mating of Ephestia cautella caused by permeation of the atmosphere with synthetic sex pheromone components was investigated in the. Adults of Ephestia cautella (Wlk.) were exposed to pressures of , , , and mm Hg at 26 ± 1 °C and 70 ± 5% r.h., in a specially designed.

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Braconidae and Trichogramma pretiosum Hymenoptera: In heavy infestations the mature larvae leave the produce to pupate on surfaces such as walls of the store or in spaces between bags.

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Low temperatures delay oviposition, and low humidity or lack of access to water seems to reduce the number of eggs oviposited by any given female. The male sex pheromone serves as a key species recognition signal.

By e;hestia this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Margraf Publishers Scientific books, German. Webbing of grains produces lumps as in the case of Corcyra. Biology Nature of damage Monitoring Adults of E. The mass release of the parasite Habrobracon hebetor has been used cautwlla South Africa to control the tropical warehouse moth in a sultana store as part of an integrated pest management programme.

First, a large spermatophore decreases the likelihood that the recipient female will remate, and if she does, a large spermatophore ensures a better chance of paternity for the first male moth.

Markku Savela’s Lepidoptera and some other life forms — Cadra cautella. Fecundity in eggs per female. Freezing and Heating Where the infrastructure ephsetia, freezing for several days and heating for 24 hours have proved to be effective control methods for stored product pests.


Fronting-up involves the male positioning himself first in front of the female and rapidly flapping his wings, which contain many scent scales. Stored Products Management, 2nd Ed. Incubation period is days only. The adult tropical warehouse moth is commonly confused with the Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella but can be differentiated from it by the distinct colouring of the forewings of Indian meal moth a dark band separating the two differently coloured halves of the forewing.

While pesticides and other chemical agents may reduce infestationthese products can present harmful consequences for the environment and for the humans who consume the foods on which the almond caktella feeds. Adult moth of the tropical warehouse moth, Cadra cautella.

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Canadian Journal of Zoology. Eggs are laid anywhere on the grains or on any surface near the grains. Larvae are able to chew through foil wrapping to infest protected ephestka.

Almond moths are found around the world. The tropical warehouse moth is found throughout the tropics and subtropics where it is more common ephestai non-arid areas. OVERVIEW The Tropical warehouse moth, Ephestia cautella feeds on a variety of stored products that include rice, wheat, maize, beans, cake, flour, bran, oat meal and maize, dry fruits such as fig, almond, raisins, dates, pears, ground nuts, walnuts and confectionary items such as biscuits and chocolates.

Detection methods The tropical warehouse moth can be detected by visual inspection. The wing span is mm and both fore- and hind-wings have broadly rounded tips and short fringes of hairs. Russell IPM Ltd manufactures and supplies pheromone lures, traps and complete monitoring systems for the black carpet beetle Ephestia cautellathe tropical warehouse moth or almond moth.

The almond moth is commonly regarded as a pest because it can be found in various kinds of dry food products including, but not limited to: Adult emergence from the cocoon usually occurs during the late afternoon. Click on images to enlarge Adult moth of the tropical warehouse moth, Cadra cautella. Australian Journal of Entomology. The Tropical warehouse moth is often confused with the Indian meal moth Plodia interpunctella.


PDF fulltext MB! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Zeitschrift des Wiener Dautella Pyralidae and Microlepidoptera of the Marquesas Archipelago. It can be found in temperate countries but can only survive the winter in heated areas.

Almond moth

Journal of Economic Entomology. As such, Wolbachia does not directly kill the infected moth which houses it, because its primary means of spreading are through the moth’s reproduction. There are normally five larval instars and larval development, under optimum conditions Previous tab Next tab.

Pupae Pupae are dark-brown and found within a relatively light pupal case. Although it thrives best in tropical climatesit has spread to many regions around ephesfia globe due to its tendency to infest dry goods that are shipped internationally. Cadra cautella Walker, – Tropical Warehouse Moth.

Accessed on 28 Jan This is marked by tensing of the abdominal muscles, which raises the abdomen, spreads the wings, and retracts the ovipositor. In the temperate areas Ephestia kuhniella the Mediterranean Flour Moth replaces this species.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Mortality tended to be increased with the increasing of temperature and exposure time. Although the moth caugella several different kinds caufella food, the larvae develop most rapidly on wheat-based products.