Appendix A: (Pyralidae / Phycitinae)
62.0321 [B&F: 1466] Mussidia nigrivenella Ragonot, 1888

 

Notes: Recorded infrequently through accidental introduction in cacao from West Africa; one was recorded in a London cacao warehouse on 18 July 1930. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 22-30 mm. Larva feeds on Cacao and various cereal crops, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas; no evidence of breeding in the UK.

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