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Ephestia elutella

(Hübner, 1796)1473 / 62.064

Davey, P., 2009: A pest species found in stored food warehouses, the larva feeding on cocoa, chocolate, cereal products, tobacco, dried fruit and vegetables, nuts, seeds, sugar and dried animal materials. It has a worldwide distribution. In Dorset, the species was evidently well established historically, but with improved food storage and farming practices the moth seems to have disappeared, apart that is from three recent records: Frome St Quentin, two larvae in stable refuse on 15 May 1996,... Read More

Verification Grade Comment: Dissection needed

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required


Additional Stats

Wingspan: 14-20mm
Flight: June to October
Foodplant:   stored food materials
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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