Recorded infrequently through accidental importation in bananas from Central and South America.
First British record in 1985, when a moth emerged from a fibrous cocoon attached to a banana purchased in Leicester. [Ent. Rec. vol.98]
Adult moths recorded in Norfolk from a fruiterers shop at Attleborough on 12th May 1997 and at a supermarket in Great Yarmouth on 21st Oct 2003.
Both specimens were identified at the Natural History Museum by Martin Honey and Geoff Martin. [NMS Newsletters 65,66]
Note: Similar species Satin Stowaway Antichloris viridis. Please retain adult specimens for confirmation. It is necessary to breed any larvae found on imported bananas to correctly identify Antichloris sp.
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Recorded in 2 (3%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1997.
Last Recorded in 2003.