|1417 ~ Pyralis farinalis ~ Meal moth|
Resident. Widespread throughout Britain but never common.
Recorded from a few sites in the eastern half of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 22-30mm.
P. liengialis and P. pictalis.
time & Voltinity
Associated with mills, stables and outhouses.
Grain feeder. Eggs laid on grain. Larva forms a tough silken gallery interwoven with cereal debris. Pupates in a cocoon.
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Photo by DB, 1st Aug 2011, Middletown.