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62.063 (BF1475)

Mediterranean Flour Moth   

Ephestia kuehniella
Adult: 3


A slender grey moth which is similar to related species but considered te hcommenest Ephestia in the UK. Dissection may be required for confident identification.

Recording method

Can be attracted to light but most commonly recorded  in-situ from buidlings.

Flight Period

Anytime of the year.

Larval food

Stored products including flour and chicken feed.


Warehouses, bakeries, flour-mills, kitchens. Not likely to be found outside.


Recorded from a house in Kirkton in 2018 by Richard and Barbra Mearns. Then from Hightae in 2023 by Malcolm Haddow, where two were found in chicken feed tubs. No records known from Kirkcudbirghtshire or Wigtownshire.

1 record(s) from 1 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2018

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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