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Sitotroga cerealella (Angoumois grain moth)

Synonyms: Aristotelia ochrescens; Gelechia arctella; Gelechia melanarthra; Tinea hordei

Wikipedia Abstract

The Angoumois grain moth (Sitotroga cerealella) is a species of gelechioid moth. It is the type species of its genus Sitotroga, placed in the subfamily Pexicopiinae of the twirler moth family (Gelechiidae). Formerly, it was included in the "Chelariinae", which more recent authors do not separate from the Pexicopiinae and usually even do not consider a distinct tribe ("Chelariini") within them.
View Wikipedia Record: Sitotroga cerealella

Prey / Diet

Oryza sativa (rice)[1]
Triticum aestivum (common wheat)[1]
Zea mays (corn)[1]


Atomosia puella[2]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
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