Moths of North Carolina
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8 NC Records

Ephestia kuehniella Zeller, 1879 - Mediterranean Flour Moth

Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: PyralidaeSubfamily: PhycitinaeTribe: PhycitiniP3 Number: 800260.00 MONA Number: 6020.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLDTechnical Description, Adults: Neunzig (1996)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: "Easily confused with some Homoeosoma" (Scholtens, 2017)
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable only by close inspection of structural features or by DNA analysis.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.

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Photos: 4

Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2023-02-15
Wake Co.
Comment: Perhaps E. kuhniella?
Recorded by: Dean Furbish and Joy Wiggins on 2022-04-22
Wake Co.
Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-27
Guilford Co.
Recorded by: Gary Maness on 2020-09-27
Guilford Co.