Ephestia parasitella - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

PYRALIDAE

Phycitinae

Las Descargues, 18 August 2011
Ephestia parasitella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Ephestia parasitella Staudinger, 1859

Wingspan: 14-20mm

A univoltine species on the wing from June to September when it is attracted to light and unlike the other, closely related species it is not a pest of warehouse products.

Larvae possibly feed on dried berries, dead ivy stems and dried plant material in general, overwinters in a silken cocoon with pupation taking place in early spring.

 

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