Meal Moth Pyralis farinalis Linnaeus, 1758    Synonyms: Hodges #5510.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Pyralidae   >   Genus Pyralis   

Status:

An introduced European pest species of stored cereal and other vegetable products (e.g., reared specimens in USNM from dried potatoes), but it occurs widely outdoors in Maryland (Glaser, MicroMoths).

There are 65 records in the project database.

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A Meal Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/23/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Meal Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (7/22/2013). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A Meal Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/2/2017). Determined by Aaron Hunt/BugGuide. Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

Meal Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/28/2015). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Meal Moth in Carroll Co., Maryland (6/11/2018). Photo by Barbara Speckart. (MBP list)

A Meal Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/6/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Meal Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/22/2014). Photo by Wendy J. Alexander, Ph.D. (MBP list)

A Meal Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/27/2013). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

A Meal Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (6/14/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Meal Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/26/2016). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Meal Moth in Charles Co., Maryland (3/20/2016). Photo by Michael Patterson. (MBP list)

A Meal Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/11/2020). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Meal Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/20/2015). Photo by Jim Young. (MBP list)

A Meal Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/9/2012). Photo by Rod Burley. (MBP list)

A Meal Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/27/2013). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

A Meal Moth in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/22/2013). Determined by Maury J. Heiman/BugGuide. Photo by Philip Brody. (MBP list)

A female Meal Moth with eggs in Howard Co., Maryland (5/26/2004). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

Meal Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/25/2014). (c) jdyoung128, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by jdyoung128 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Meal Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (6/12/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)


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