Female calling behavior in Ephestia elutella and Ephestia figulilella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)

Authors: Stuart B Krasnoff, K. W. Vick and Richard W. Mankin

Abstract: The sexual calling behavior of Ephestia elutella (Hübner) and E. figulilella Gregson females was observed in the laboratory under a 14L:10D photoperiodic regime. E. elutella females showed a broad mid-scotophase peak of calling activity with low levels of calling continuing throughout the photophase.