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Pyralis farinalis

Meal moth
Pyf L
Photo by Olivier Ball

Larvae feed on stored foods, especially grains. A common worldwide pest.

Family
Pyralidae
Biostatus
Adventive
Larva
Feeds on stored foods (grains, chicken droppings, etc.). Humid environments preferred.
Adult/Imago
Rests on walls in dark corners by day, with upturned abdomen. Flies slowly at night, attracted to light.
Forewing Length
10.5 - 15mm
Range
NZ
Habitat
Houses, warehouses, outhouses, chicken sheds.

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