Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Adventive
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Foodplant: Flour, and similar dried foodstuffs.
|Year first recorded||1898||1904||1899||2002||2002|
|Year last recorded||1899||2007||1909||2002||2014|
|Number of records||2||2||2||1||11|
|Number of individuals||1||1||0||1||14|
For the county, we have a total of 18 records from 8 sites. First recorded in 1898.
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Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Rather thinly recorded in vice-counties 61 to 64 although probably under-recorded as it is seldom encountered outdoors. Most records come from flour mills or flour stores but it has also been reared from oatmeal and stored barley.
Argus 47, 2001-04: There are few recent records of this moth that was formerly described as a pest in grain stores and flour mills. Although in different vice-counties the two localities listed below are not far apart and suggest a common origin for the moths.
VC64. Sharow, 26.9.2002 det. HEB (JCW).
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 30.9.2002 det. HEB (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.