Pyralidae: Pyralinae

1417 (ABH62.072) Meal Moth Pyralis farinalis, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR05627

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

The central area of the forewing of this moth ranges from yellow to brick-red.


Wingspan: 18-30 mm.
Foodplant(s): stored grain
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Grain stores and farms.

Regional Information

Recorded in 44 (16.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 26 May to 14 October

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Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths