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Pyralis farinalis
Meal Moth

(Linnaeus, 1758)1417 / 62.072

A common and distinctive species found in outhouses, mills, stables etc where the larvae feed on stored grain. Adults occasionally come to light.

Recorded in 63 (45%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1855.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 18-30 mm.
Flight: June to August.
Foodplant:   Stored grain.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
21/09/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
23/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO44
22/08/20192VC36 - HerefordshireSO44
15/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO44
04/08/2019+VC40 - ShropshireSJ50
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