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62.062 ~ 1479 ~ Plodia interpunctella ~ Indian Meal Moth
UK Status

Resident. Widespread but local in southern Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded once from Welshpool in 2007.

Wingspan :   M & F, 14-20mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)




Stored cereals, grain, fruit, nuts, roots, herbs and dried insects.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on food source. Larva spins an open web amongst the food materials which soon becomes contaminated with frass. Pupates in a silken cocoon in a crevice.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 11th Aug 2007, Welshpool.
(Moth trapped by DG).