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A medium sized Pyralid with a wingspan of 15-20 mm. The basal part of the forewings is pale brownish and the outer part darker brown. Darker AM and PM lines are present. The hindwings are pale white with darker veins. One of a number of household pests of which the commonest is Plodia interpunctella which has the basal part of the forewings pale and the outer part reddish-brown. Ephestia kuehniella has a wingspan of around 22 mm, and uniformly gray forewings with zigzag AM lines. In the Family Pyralidae, subfamily Phycitinae. Formerly called Ephestia cautella (Wlk.)


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