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Plodia interpunctella (Hübner, [1813])

Indian Meal Moth
62.0620 (B&F: 1479)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Pyraloidea
    »Family: Pyralidae
      »Subfamily: Phycitinae
        »Tribe: Phycitini


Resident. Larvae are sometimes common amongst neglected edibles. Rarely, if ever, found naturally away from the warmth and shelter provided by domestic houses, retail stores, health shops, and warehouses associated with foodstuffs. The number of broods and their timing is heavily dependent on temperature. Adults have been seen in most months from February to September. Larvae feed on a wide variety of foodstuffs including cereal bars, dried fruit, peanuts etc. (Pratt, 2011).

Plodia interpunctella (Hübner, 1813)
Lewes, 05 ix 2011
Photo: Peter Tinning

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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