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Ephestia unicolorella Staudinger, 1881

False Cacao Moth
62.0650 (B&F: 1474)
Previously:Ephestia parasitella Staudinger, 1881

Synonym(s):
Ephestia woodiella Richards & Thomson, 1932
Ephestia parasitella sensu auctt. nec Staudinger, 1859


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

Local

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).

Ephestia parasitella Staudinger, 1881
Pagham Harbour, vi 2007
Photo: Ivan Lang
Ephestia parasitella Staudinger, 1881
Lindfield, 13 vi 2009
Photo: Bob Foreman
Ephestia parasitella Staudinger, 1881
Lewes, 06 v 2011
Photo: Peter Tinning

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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