62.072 .... B&F 1417
Meal Moth Pyralis farinalis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....Probably more likely to be encountered in suburban areas, but occasionally attracted to light at both Eakring and Sherwood Forest. We have a number of records from our Market Warsop house and garden.
Photographed at Market Warsop June 2023
Photographed at Market Warsop June 2015
Early stages                            
Full-grown larva photographed in dry woodchip pile, Sherwood Forest CP February 2023.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pyralis farinalis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Sean Tobin. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Phil Cadman. Ian Hunt. NBGRC. Steven Chick. Martin Gray. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Melanie Newman and Mike Hyatt. Ian Ellis. Tom Shields.

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Updated January 2024
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