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Ephestia kuehniella
Mediterranean Flour Moth Zeller, 1879
Pyralidae: Phycitinae
1475 / 62.063
Photo © J Hlasek

Similar Norfolk Species
False Cacao Moth
Ephestia woodiella
Wingspan: 20-25mm
Flight: April to October (Three gens)
Foodplant:   mainly wheat-flour, also other stored food material
Nat Status: Adventive
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Rare.
Recent records from a flour mill in Norwich in 1987 and at Letheringsett Mill in 2010.

One of six very similar species of Ephestia found in the UK, which are generally separable only by dissection of the genitalia.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 10 (14%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1914.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/09/2020327TG20 - Norwich
16/06/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
23/06/2017127TG33 - Bacton
12/07/2016127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
06/10/2015128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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