Main: (Gelechiidae / Apatetrinae)
35.034 [B&F: 0749] Angoumois Grain Moth (Sitotroga cerealella) (Olivier, 1789)


Recorded infrequently through accidental importation in grain from southern Europe in barns, warehouses and granaries, where it can become established, also has the potential to appear as a migrant on the south coast. In Hampshire recorded for the first time at Southsea on 28 July 1995. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 11-19 mm. Quite similar to other gelechiids, especially some Metzneria. Larva feeds within seeds of Wheat and Maize, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas.

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VC11 South Hampshire
Southsea (SZ69)28-Jul-1995oneLangmaid, JohnAdult

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