Moths of North Dakota

Pyralidae: Pyralinae

Pyralis farinalis Linnaeus 1758

Common name: Meal moth.

Hodges #: 5510.

Identification: Rfw 13.03 mm, proboscis with scales, hw light fuscous crossed by two white transverse lines.

Similar species: 6019, 6022.

Distribution: cosmopolitan.

Hosts: stored grain and cereal products.


moth image

CA, Los Angeles Co., Passadena. 27- V- 1965, C. Goodpasture.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
202 Hultz Hall
Fargo, ND 58105

Published by the Department of Entomology 

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