The Moths of Suffolk
1476 Ephestia cautella, Dried Currant Moth, (Walker, 1863)

National Status : Synanthropic

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : warehouses and storage buildings

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to June, with partial second brood in late summer and autumn

Larval foodplants : mainly dried fruit, but also other stored food material

Records : Landguard (N Odin & M Marsh 2003)

Aston's Additions : 2 specimens were taken at Freckenham in early June, 1931, by Messrs. B. S. Harwood and Gilles (Trans. S.N.S., Vol., IV pt. 1, p. 74).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 15-22mm


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

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Life history chart
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