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Pyralidae

1417 Meal Moth, Pyralis farinalis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Common

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).

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West Ashling, 06 vii 2017 Photo: Sue Davies

Pyralis farinalis (Linnaeus, 1758)

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