The Moths of Suffolk
1475 Ephestia kuehniella, Mediterranean Flour Moth, Zeller, 1879

National Status : Synanthropic

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Flour mills, warehouses and storage buildings

Flight Period : Triple-brooded; overlapping broods from April to October

Larval foodplants : mainly wheat-flour, also other stored food material

Records : Landguard (N Odin & M Marsh 1999 & 2000), Ipswich (H E Chipperfield 14.ix.1963)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Found to be abundant in a flour-mill at Homersfield during July-August 1888 (Ctw). Taken singly at electric light in Ipswich, August 1895 (Mly) and 1898 (Pyett); Southwold in 1932 (Wlr).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 20-25mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEphestia elutella, Cacao Moth

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Sudbury (viii.2005) © Stuart Read

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