Main: (Pyralidae / Phycitinae)
62.065 [B&F: 1474] Ephestia unicolorella Staudinger, 1881

 

Notes: Local in gardens and farmland throughout much of southern England. An outdoor species compared to other Ephestia species recorded in Britain, except E. elutella, which tend to be very rare pests of warehouses and stored food. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common, but being nondescript, it is almost certainly under-recorded. Wingspan 14-20 mm. 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 being E. parasitella, with the other five species favouring warehouses. Larva feeds on detritus, dead leaves and dry vegetable matter.

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