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Plodia interpunctella
Indian Meal Moth

(Hübner, 1813)1479 / 62.062
Norfolk status
Rare pest species.

Scattered records from across Norfolk. Once abundant in corn and seed warehouses.

Recent Norfolk records of infested stored bird food, adults and pupal cases found in bought rice and most recently (2009) an infestation of a house in Great Yarmouth via a contaminated packet of rice pudding!

Recorded in 20 (29%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Plagued by moths - Great Yarmouth Mercury - Oct 2, 2009 - Miles Jermy.
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/2019127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
26/07/2019128TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
04/07/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
08/06/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
02/02/20191028TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
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Wingspan: 14-20 mm.
Season: June to September.
Foodplant:   Cereals, grains, dried fruits, nuts.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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