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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Adventive

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 11mm.

Foodplant: Flour, and similar dried foodstuffs.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18981904189920022002
Year last recorded18992007190920022014
Number of records222111
Number of individuals110114
Unique positions22211
Unique locations22211
Adult records111111
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 18 records from 8 sites. First recorded in 1898.


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Species Account

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.

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