Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Adventive
Local Status: Very rare adventive.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Foodplant: Flour, and similar dried foodstuffs.
|Year first recorded||1910||1910|
|Year last recorded||2010||2010|
|Number of records||8||16|
|Number of individuals||3||6|
For the region, we have a total of 16 records from 12 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1910.
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For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: Historically a species found in flourmills, grain and flour warehouses, the larva feeding on meal and flour, particularly wheat flour, cereals, nuts, pasta, dried mushrooms and other vegetable products, occasionally also on dried insects. It has a worldwide distribution, and was, at least in Britain in times gone by, a serious pest inside the warmer parts of flourmills because the combination of flour and larval webbing clogged up machinery: Lytchett Minster, at Organford Mill, and Poole, at Belben’s Mill on the Quay (W Parkinson Curtis), Parkstone, many bred from almonds (Miss E Hudson, per W Parkinson Curtis), Corfe Castle, on 27 November 1910 (Reverend E Bankes), West Bexington, at MV light on 17 June 1999 and 1 July 2006 (R Eden). The source of the West Bexington examples is likely to be the locally milled flour at Tamarisk Farm.