Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Adventive
Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Foodplant: Dried fruit.
|Year first recorded||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||1883||1883|
|Number of records||1||1|
|Number of individuals||0||0|
For the county, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. First recorded in 1883.
sorry, no pictures available for this species yet
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.