Ephestia unicolorella Staudinger, 1881
False Cacao Moth
62.0650 (B&F: 1474)
Previously:Ephestia parasitella Staudinger, 1881
Ephestia woodiella Richards & Thomson, 1932
Ephestia parasitella sensu auctt. nec Staudinger, 1859
Resident. Generally occurs singly or sparingly in a wide range of habitats, although it is sometimes fairly common to common in a few woods. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late May to late July, sometimes from mid May or to the third week of August. Adults have been seen in almost every week from early May to late August. Larvae feed on dry vegetable matter, especially dead ivy leaves, although this has yet to be confirmed in Sussex. (Pratt, 2011).