Main: (Pyralidae / Phycitinae)
62.061 [B&F: 1478b] Vitula biviella (Zeller, 1848)


Nationally scarce (Na) in south-eastern England. First recorded from a garden in Lydd, Kent on 13 July 1997, with four at the same site on four dates between 5 and 26 July 1998, and nine in 1999. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 12-18 mm. Similar to certain Ephestia species, but greyer and less variegated in appearance, while the twin discal spots on the forewing of V. biviella are more elongate and the whitish cross-lines are more distinct, straighter and contrasting [Goater]. Larva feeds on Scots Pine, living within a silken gallery amongst the young shoots and male plants.

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