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Ephestia woodiella
False Cacao Moth

Richards & Thomson, 193262.065/1474
=Ephestia parasitella
=Ephestia unicolorella
Norfolk status
Widespread records in recent years.
Unlike other Ephestia, occurs out-of-doors.

Formerly named Ephestia unicolorella and Ephestia parasitella spp. unicolorella (Staudinger, 1881, 1859) In recent European taxonomy (Leraut 2014) this species has been split into three, with unicolorella listed as a distinct species known only from Turkey and Spain.
The current UK checklist lists only unicolorella.

One of six very similar species of Ephestia found in the UK, which are generally separable only by dissection of the genitalia.
Most wild-caught individuals are usually E. woodiella, with the other five species favouring warehouses.

Dissected records from Wheatfen. Scole, Leziate and several widespread records in recent years.

Verification Grade Comment: If recorded Indoors - Grade 4

Recorded in 44 (64%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1998.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/09/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
01/09/2018127TG20 - Norwich
01/09/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
01/09/2018128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
27/08/2018127TG20 - Norwich
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Wingspan: 14-20 mm.
Season: June and September
Foodplant:   Plant matter.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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