Vulnerable (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) in farm buildings and inside houses in parts of the southern Midlands. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 22-26 mm. The most likely confusion species is Meal Moth Pyralis farinalis, but darker and lacking contrast between dark basal and terminal areas of forewing and pale median area, and with cross-lines finer and more conspicuously widened at costa [Goater]. Larva feeds on dry vegetable matter.