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Pyralis farinalis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Meal Moth
62.0720 (B&F: 1417)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Pyraloidea
    »Family: Pyralidae
      »Subfamily: Pyralinae
        »Tribe: Pyralini


Resident. Occurs sparingly at light in a wide range of habitats. Widespread. Single-brooded, flying mainly from early June to the third week of September. Larvae feed on corn refuse, such as one finds in horse stalls and such places. (Pratt, 2011).

Pyralis farinalis (Linnaeus, 1758)
West Ashling, 06 vii 2017
Photo: Sue Davies
Pyralis farinalis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bognor, 21 ix 2005
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Pyralis farinalis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lindfield, 9 vii 2009
Photo: Bob Foreman

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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