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Cadra calidella
Dried Fruit Moth (Guen?e, 1845)
Pyralidae: Phycitinae
1478 / 62.068

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Wingspan: 19-24mm
Nat Status: Adventive
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4

Phil Sterling, 2021: Note the accounts for E. calidella and E. cautella below are the same.

Davey, P., 2009: An uncommon species in stored food warehouses, the larva feeding on dried fruits, nuts, cork, and less frequently on dried vegetable and animal material. It is resident in southern Europe and the Mediterranean, and is a suspected occasional immigrant to the south coast of England. There is just one, historic record from Dorset: Poole, in the house on 27 February 1899 (W Parkinson Curtis).

Verification Grade Comment: No recent records

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
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