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Corcyra cephalonica (Rice moth)

Wikipedia Abstract

The rice moth (Corcyra cephalonica) is a moth of the family Pyralidae. It is – as far as is known – the only living species of the genus Corcyra. This small moth can become a significant pest. Its caterpillars feed on dry plantstuffs such as seeds, including cereals (e.g. rice). Other recorded foods are flour and dried fruits.
View Wikipedia Record: Corcyra cephalonica

Prey / Diet

Abelmoschus esculentus (okra)[1]
Arachis hypogaea (Earthnut)[2]
Guazuma invira (bastardcedar)[1]
Nigella sativa (black cumin)[1]
Oryza sativa (rice)[2]
Theobroma cacao (cacao)[2]



Attributes / relations provided by
1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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