Ephestia woodiella
Ephestia woodiella
Adult • Eye, Suffolk • © Nigel Whinney

62.065 BF1474

Ephestia woodiella

Richards & Thomson, 1932

Wingspan 14-20 mm.

Unlike most of its congeners, this species is not a pest of dried foods in warehouses and kitchens, and occurs out-of-doors, most probably feeding on dried leaves and other plant matter.

It is relatively scarce, and occurs in southern England, flying between June and September, when it can be attracted to light.

The species was formerly known here as Ephestia unicolorella Staudinger, but according to recent taxonomy (Leraut 2014) unicolorella is a distinct species known only from Turkey.

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