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Cadra cautella
Dried Currant Moth (Walker, 1863)
Pyralidae: Phycitinae
1476 / 62.067
Photo © R Mehl

Similar Norfolk Species
False Cacao Moth
Ephestia woodiella
Cacao Moth
Ephestia elutella
Wingspan: 15-22mm
Season: May - June (partial 2nd gen late summer/autumn)
Foodplant:   dried fruit, stored nuts, seeds,grain, flour.
Nat Status: Adventive
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Rare. (aka Tropical warehouse moth or almond moth)
Feeds on stored vegetable material.
Flies at night and found resting on the walls and windows of warehouses containing dried fruit, stored nuts, seeds and other foodstuffs during the day.
Imported with fruit etc throughout Britain.

Old records of four specimens taken from King's Lynn area (THM-Carlisle)

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

Verification Grade Comment: No recent records

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1890.
Last Recorded in 1914.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1914+28TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
1914+27TG20 - Norwich
1890428TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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