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Ephestia elutella (Hübner, 1796)

Cacao Moth
62.0640 (B&F: 1473)

Synonym(s):
Ephestia semirufa (Haworth, 1811)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Pyraloidea
    »Family: Pyralidae
      »Subfamily: Phycitinae
        »Tribe: Phycitini

Nationally Scarce B

Uncertain. Apparently very rare or extinct in both vice-counties, although perhaps seriously overlooked. There are no unquestionable East Sussex since 1963. Single-brooded, flying "throughout the summer and autumn", especially during June and July. Larvae feed on all kinds of stored (vegetable) materials, including biscuits, dried figs, currants, and other dried fruits. (Pratt, 2011).

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Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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