Ufa is a moth genus in the subfamily Phycitinae of the family Pyralidae. The genus is distributed in the Americas.[1] While sharing certain morphological characters in the female genitalia with Adelphia, Ufa appears closest related to Elasmopalpus.[2]

Scientific classification

Walker, 1863

The genus currently comprises three species: the type species, Ufa venezuelalis, described by Francis Walker in 1863, is now considered a junior synonym of the older name Ufa rubedinella (Zeller, 1848).[3][1] The genus furthermore comprises Ufa lithosella (Ragonot, 1887) and Ufa senta Heinrich, 1956.[1]

The caterpillars of U. rubedinella feed on the leaves of lima beans and black-eyed peas in the Fabaceae plant family.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Nuss, Matthias; Landry, Bernard; Mally, Richard; Vegliante, Francesca; Tränkner, Andreas; Bauer, Franziska; Hayden, James; Segerer, Andreas; Schouten, Rob; Li, Houhun; Trofimova, Tatiana; Solis, M. Alma; De Prins, Jurate; Speidel, Wolfgang (2003–2022). "Global Information System on Pyraloidea (GlobIZ)". Retrieved 2022-07-31.
  2. ^ a b Heinrich, Carl (1956). "American moths of the subfamily Phycitinae" (PDF). Bulletin of the United States National Museum. Washington, D.C. 207: i–viii, 1–581.
  3. ^ Neunzig, Herbert H. (2003). "Pyraloidea, Pyralidae (part). Phycitinae (part)". In Dominick, R. B.; et al. (eds.). The Moths of America North of Mexico Including Greenland, fasc. 15.5. Washington, D.C.: The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. pp. 1–338.

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