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Indian meal moth

Scientific Name
Plodia interpunctella
Scientific Author
(Hübner)
Taxonomy
(Lepidoptera: Pyralidae: Phycitinae)
Status
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Reliability
High
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Adults body length approximately 16 - 20 mm; forewings are reddish brown with a copper sheen on the outer two thirds and grey on the inner third; head and thorax gray and the posterior brown, with a coppery sheen.

"Pink and no spots". The larvae have a characteristic pink colour and are described as having "no spots".  The "spots" are when larvae have sclerotised circles around the setae as occurs in Ephestia larvae

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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
17/02/2007 12:51 AEST
Last Updated
20/02/2007 14:38 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2007) Indian meal moth (Plodia interpunctella) Updated on 2/20/2007 2:38:06 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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