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1473 ~ Ephestia elutella ~ Cacao Moth
UK Status

Resident. Widespread throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a single site in the west of the county at Commins Coch.

Wingspan :   M & F, 14-20mm.

Confusion species


E. parasitella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Habitat

Warehouses and occasionally outside.

Foodplant

Stored materials especially cereals.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on food source. Larva feed openly and may take a year to reach full size if conditions are unfavourable. Pupates in a cocoon.
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