Pyralidae : Phycitinae
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Plodia interpunctella
Indian Meal Moth

(Hübner, 1813)1479 / 62.062

A frequent pest in warehouses where the larvae feed on a wide range of foodstuffs.

Recorded in 21 (15%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1876.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 14-20 mm.
Flight: June to September.
Foodplant:   Cereals, grains, dried fruits, nuts.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Phycitodes saxicola  |  Ephestia kuehniella >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
17/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
28/06/2020+VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
15/06/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
30/04/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO78
01/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
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