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62.062 (BF1479)

Indian Meal Moth   

Plodia interpunctella
Adult: 1


A distinctive rusty brown moth with a creamy band alon the upper forewings.

Recording Method

Can be attracted to light but most commonly found in situ in buildings.

Flight period

Any time of year. Most commonly from June-September.

Larval food

Stored foodstuffs including grains and flour.


Warehouses, barns and houses. Not usually found outdoors.


Recorded by Iain Leach in Blackcraig in 2020.

1 record(s) from 1 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2020

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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