Appendix A: (Pyralidae / Phycitinae)
62.0321 [B&F: 1466] Mussidia nigrivenella Ragonot, 1888


Recorded infrequently through accidental introduction in cacao from West Africa; one was recorded in a London cacao warehouse on 18 July 1930. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 22-30 mm. Larva feeds on Cacao and various cereal crops, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas; no evidence of breeding in the UK.

Flightime guide

Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
Click for density map

Record Density

As above but the larger the symbol, the greater the number of records
Click for distribution map

Web Hosting from Vision Internet Limited