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Distribution


 
 

Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Oct.

Forewing: 9-15mm.

Foodplant: Grain.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63VC64VC65
Year first recorded19491883188318832001
Year last recorded20142014201420142013
Number of records20214142596
Number of individuals46811145516
Unique positions43923211
Unique locations441024211
Adult records20213137546
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 423 records from 100 sites. First recorded in 1883.
 

Photos


1417 Meal Moth 03
© Damian Money
1417 Meal Moth 02
© Damian Money
1417 Meal Moth 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Porritt (1907) said of this species 'abundant, probably everywhere'. There are records from vice-counties 61 to 64. Although it may be under-recorded it has been reported only infrequently in recent years except in the southern half of VC63 where it occurs quite widely and is sometimes fairly common.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 10.7.2001 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
 

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