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Meal Moth
Photos © Kim Hosen, suburban backyard, Woodbridge, VA; October 2010

Meal Moth
Pyralis farinalis
Superfamily Pyraloidea
Family Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Pyralinae

Wingspan: 15-30 mm

Flight period: May to August outdoors, all year round indoors

Habitat: Lawns, homes, barns, warehouses and other buildings where grain or processed grain products are stored

Caterpillar host plants: stored grain and grain products