Euzophera bigella

Euzophera bigella, the quince moth, is a species of snout moth in the genus Euzophera. It was described by Zeller in 1848. It is found in most of Europe (except Ireland, the Netherlands, Fennoscandia and the Baltic region),[2] Iran, Baluchistan and Morocco.

Euzophera bigella
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E. bigella
Binomial name
Euzophera bigella
(Zeller, 1848)
Synonyms
  • Ephestia bigella Zeller, 1848
  • Ephestia egeriella Millière, 1873
  • Euzophera bisinuella Ragonot, 1887
  • Euzophera immundella Ragonot, 1901
  • Euzophera renulella Costantini, 1922
  • Euzopherodes angulella Chrétien in Oberthür, 1922
  • Homoeosoma stenoptycha Herrich-Schäffer, 1849
  • Nephopteryx punicaeella Moore, 1891

The wingspan is 15–20 mm.[3]

The larvae have been recorded feeding on the wood of quince, apple, pear, plum, apricot and cherry and the fruits of quince, apple, pear, walnut and pomegranate.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "GlobIZ search". Global Information System on Pyraloidea. Retrieved 2011-09-29.
  2. ^ "Fauna Europaea". Faunaeur.org. Retrieved 2012-01-17.
  3. ^ "Hants Moths". Hants Moths. 2004-08-28. Retrieved 2012-01-17.
  4. ^ Iranian entomology: an introduction. Retrieved 2012-01-17 – via Google Books.