Cadra (genus)

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Cadra reniformis (click on image to enlarge it)
Author: Donald Hobern
Source: cropped image from Wikimedia Commons

Cadra Walker, 1864

This genus contains around 15 species of small pyralid moths, closely related to those of the genus Ephestia. Both genera contain important stored product pests that have been widely distributed around the world through the trade of food products. Products infested include, for example, dried fruits or stored grains and nuts. In the genus Cadra, Cadra cautella is the most common species.

Type species: Cadra defectella (= Cadra cautella)


Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: