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Corcyra cephalonica (Stainton, 1866)

Rice Moth
62.0040 (B&F: 1427)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Pyraloidea
  »Family: Pyralidae
   »Subfamily: Galleriinae
    »Tribe: Tirathabini

Status and ecology:

National Status: Adventive

Only one known record of cephalonica in Sussex, in 1997 larvae were apparently discovered in a house in Bognor, feeding on stored grains, nuts and rice. (Pratt, 2011).

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Although recorded in Sussex, the database has not as yet, been updated to include these records.

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