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Pyralis farinalis

Pyralis farinalis


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


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


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

1 Species ID Suggestions

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

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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 7 years ago

A good haul of moths last night!

Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

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

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