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Cadra calidella
Dried Fruit Moth

(Guenée, 1845)1478 / 62.068
=Ephestia calidella

An adventive species, usually found in warehouses where the larvae feed on dried fruits, nuts and other dried plant material.

Note Dissection needed to separate from similar Ephestia species.

Verification Grade Comment: No recent records

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 2 (1%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1876.
Last Recorded in 1924.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 19-24mm
Nat Status: Adventive
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
19241VC39 - StaffordshireSJ74
19081VC39 - StaffordshireSJ74
1876+VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
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