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Pyralis farinalis

Pyralis farinalis

Description:

Resting on a wall in an outer urban back yard this moth had about 18mm wingspan. Typical curled abdomen?

Habitat:

Suburban back yard with surrounding eucalyptus based national parks and nature reserves.

Notes:

Common name 'Meal Moth'
Family: Pyralidae
Subfamily: Pyralinae

1 Species ID Suggestions

catgrin
catgrin 7 years ago
Meal Moth
Pyralis farinalis (Linnaeus, 1758) Meal Moth (Pyralis farinalis) - Information on Meal Moth


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3 Comments

catgrin
catgrin 7 years ago

Around here we have equal problems with Plodia interpunctella - Indian Meal Moths!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Yes the season is on Vinny :) and I haven't put them all up yet.
@catgrin thanks for that ID - it looks right unfortunately... an invasive, naturalised, and after my oats.

Vinny
Vinny 7 years ago

A good haul of moths last night!

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 2, 2014
Submitted on Nov 3, 2014

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