The Moths of Suffolk
1474 Ephestia parasitella, Staudinger, 1859

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-June to July, literature gives flight period extending to September

Larval foodplants : probably dried plant material

Wingspan details : Wingspan 14-20mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEphestia elutella, Cacao Moth
Ephestia cautella, Dried Currant Moth
Ephestia figulilella, Raisin Moth
Ephestia calidella, Dried Fruit Moth

Compare confusion species
    Adult

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Great Cornard (vi.2005) © Stuart Read

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk (4.vi.2007) © Paul Kitchener
Eye, Suffolk (2.vi.2007) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2004) © Neil Sherman
 
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Eye, Suffolk (4.vi.2007) © Paul Kitchener
Eye, Suffolk (4.vi.2007) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (30.v.2012) © Neil Sherman