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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 8-10mm.

Foodplant: Cacao, tobacco, cereals.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19521877188320042012
Year last recorded20132011200620042012
Number of records83521
Number of individuals81223
Unique positions62511
Unique locations72511
Adult records81321
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 19 records from 16 sites. First recorded in 1877.


62.064 Ephestia elutella 03 gen. det.
© Andy Nunn
62.064 Ephestia elutella 02
© Terry Box, 15 Jun 2012
62.064 Ephestia elutella 01
© Terry Box, 15 Jun 2012

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widely recorded in vice-counties 61 to 64 where it is sometimes abundant in warehouses, it also occurs regularly in stored grain and moths are occasionally taken at MV light.

Argus 63, 2011:
VC62. Skelton, 6.5.2011, gen. det. HEB (DM). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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