Taxon profile


Meal Moth
Pyralis farinalis (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths »  family Pyralidae - snout moths »  genus Pyralis

Scientific synonyms

Phalaena farinalis Linnaeus, 1758
Asopia farinalis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Asopia domesticalis Zeller, 1847
Pyralis fraterna Butler, 1879
Pyralis meridionalis marianii Hartig, 1951
Pyralis meridionalis Schmidt, 1934
Pyralis orientalis Amsel, 1961
Pyralis meridionalis sardoplumbea Schawerda, 1936


Taxon in country check-lists*

* List of countries might not be complete

cosmopolitan distribution

Links and literature

CZ EN Laštůvka Z., Liška J.: Checklist of Lepidoptera of the Czech Republic [] [as Pyralis farinalis (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 28 February 2009
EN OzAnimals - Australian Wildlife [] [as Pyralis farinalis]
Data retrieved on: 14 April 2013
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [442568]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Pyralis farinalis (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Australian Faunal Directory [5c9ab00e-2da3-49d9-9979-651b2bd4eba3]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Pyralis farinalis Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 14 February 2014

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