Etiella (genus)

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Etiella Zeller, 1839

This is a small genus of snout moths, containing around 10 species which are found mainly in Asia and Australia. The adults typically have a wingspan of around 20-25 mm. The larvae feed on legume seeds and some species are regarded as agricultural pests like Etiella zinckenella, the lima bean pod-borer, which is widely distributed and damages crops like beans or soybeans.

Type species: Etiella zinckenella

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