Attributes of Plodia interpunctella

Indian-Meal Moth
Plodia interpunctella (Hübner, 1813)

Family: Pyralidae
Subfamily: Phycitinae
Identification: Forewing base tan to gray with greenish tint when fresh, fading after death. Outer part dull reddish brown, crossed by irregular, inconspicuous, shiny lead-colored lines. Hindwing translucent dirty whitish with grayish brown terminal line.
Wing Span: 1.1-1.6 cm.
Life History: A major pest of grains, grain products, and dried vegetable products. All stages of the life cycle may be found indoors all year. The moth flies to lights outside in warm months.
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Range: Originally native to South America but now occurs worldwide because of the transporting of corn meal.
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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
September 06, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States September 07, 2014 Details
June 14, 2014 rdhealy1951 Menifee County, Kentucky, United States August 14, 2014 Details
August 05, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States August 05, 2014 Details
July 31, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 31, 2014 Details
June 15, 2014 Latenight Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States June 18, 2014 Details
December 28, 2013 Leslie Warren Mahoning County, Ohio, United States March 25, 2014 Details
October 10, 2013 Intrinsic3141 Suffolk County, New York, United States February 25, 2014 Details
January 30, 2014 ddodd Marshall County, Alabama, United States January 30, 2014 Details
November 02, 2013 Shelley Rutkin Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States November 03, 2013 Details
October 29, 2013 JimConrad Texas, Real County, United States October 31, 2013 Details
July 30, 2013 jesiegel Richmond County, New York, United States October 12, 2013 Details
September 02, 2013 ridgeboy Polk County, Florida, United States September 14, 2013 Details
August 22, 2013 joeverica Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States August 25, 2013 Details
July 24, 2013 Jeff Trahan Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States August 06, 2013 Details
June 14, 2013 cheins Blue Earth County, Minnesota, United States August 05, 2013 Details
May 17, 2013 dannypwr Queens County, New York, United States July 12, 2013 Details
June 17, 2013 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States June 19, 2013 Details
June 10, 2013 ukrsindicat Polk County, Florida, United States June 16, 2013 Details
December 30, 2012 haaswe7 Suffolk County, New York, United States June 08, 2013 Details
April 28, 2013 nbristow Bergen County, New Jersey, United States May 01, 2013 Details
July 19, 2010 Ilona L. Dane County, Wisconsin, United States April 14, 2013 Details
April 06, 2013 Ralph Nicosia-Rusin Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States April 14, 2013 Details
April 03, 2013 kent Obion County, Tennessee, United States April 14, 2013 Details
March 15, 2013 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States March 19, 2013 Details
February 24, 2010 Moth-er Jean Cocke County, Tennessee, United States February 22, 2013 Details
July 30, 2012 Elizabeth Wolfe Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States November 22, 2012 Details
March 16, 2011 Ken Childs Chester County, Tennessee, United States August 24, 2012 Details
December 14, 2007 Ken Childs Chester County, Tennessee, United States August 23, 2012 Details
November 19, 2010 roadrunner Campbell County, Wyoming, United States May 08, 2012 Details
March 08, 2009 curtis.lehman (Paul Dennehy) Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, United States April 01, 2012 Details
September 12, 2010 curtis.lehman (Paul Dennehy) Montour County, Pennsylvania, United States April 01, 2012 Details
September 23, 2011 Alan Harvey Bulloch County, Georgia, United States March 26, 2012 Details
November 28, 2011 tonybyorick58 King County, Washington, United States February 16, 2012 Details
February 12, 2012 curtis.lehman (Carol Snow Milne) Carbon County, Pennsylvania, United States February 14, 2012 Details
December 03, 2011 curtis.lehman (Gary and Karen Campbell) Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States February 12, 2012 Details
December 04, 2011 curtis.lehman (Mary Jane Seipler) Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States December 05, 2011 Details
September 22, 2011 curtis.lehman (Margaret Higbee) Indiana County, Pennsylvania, United States September 26, 2011 Details
August 22, 2011 samiam Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States August 22, 2011 Details
May 14, 2011 vinstanton Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States May 28, 2011 Details
May 02, 2011 djjeffa Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States May 09, 2011 Details
March 17, 2011 rogerdowner Wayne County, Ohio, United States April 16, 2011 Details
April 09, 2011 Stephen Kloiber Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States April 10, 2011 Details
May 07, 2010 rdhealy1951 Hardin County, Kentucky, United States April 02, 2011 Details
May 07, 2010 rdhealy1951 Hardin County, Kentucky, United States April 02, 2011 Details
February 17, 2011 Lois Stacey Aiken County, South Carolina, United States February 21, 2011 Details
August 07, 2010 legacy.reporter (Stephen Kloiber) Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States December 31, 2010 Details
August 07, 2010 legacy.reporter (Stephen Kloiber) Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States December 31, 2010 Details
March 24, 2009 legacy.reporter (Shawn Soufivand) Ontario, Canada November 01, 2010 Details
June 11, 2007 legacy.reporter (Leonard Hess) Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States January 05, 2010 Details
September 05, 2009 legacy.reporter (Ken Lebo) Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States October 16, 2009 Details