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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Adventive

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 8-12mm.

Foodplant: Dried fruit.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831883
Year last recorded18831883
Number of records11
Number of individuals00
Unique positions11
Unique locations11
Adult records11
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. First recorded in 1883.


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Species Account

Similar species: Nationally, one of six very similar species of Ephestia, requiring dissection of the genitalia, with most wild-caught individuals being E. parasitella, with the other five species favouring warehouses.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are two old records which are probably best regarded as requiring confirmation.

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