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Plodia interpunctella - Pale pattern This should be the common Indian mealmoth, but most of the black markings usually present seem to be missing. Indian mealmoth,Lepidoptera,Moth,Phycitinae,Phycitini,Plodia,Plodia interpunctella,Pyralidae,Pyraloidea,nl: Indische meelmot Click/tap to enlarge

Plodia interpunctella - Pale pattern

This should be the common Indian mealmoth, but most of the black markings usually present seem to be missing.

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  1. Interesting variation! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Yes, I've seen images of specimen that are even paler, with even the "orange" faded but didn't encounter those myself yet. Nevertheless interesting enough to have some variation to show here on JD too, or so I thought :o) Posted 3 years ago
      1. I agree! It's good to have the variations recorded :) Posted 3 years ago

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The Indian mealmoth, alternatively spelled Indianmeal moth, is a pyraloid moth of the family Pyralidae. Alternative common names are weevil moth, and pantry moth; less specifically, it may be referred to as flour moth or grain moth. The almond moth is commonly confused with the Indian mealmoth.

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Uploaded Oct 11, 2019.