I live near Paris, France. I would like to know if this small flying insect was some kind of pest or not. More specifically, I want to know if it might be a meal moth or a clothing moth. Here is the little fella :enter image description hereenter image description here

It's approx 1.5 cm (0.6 in) long


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This is Hypena obsitalis, aka the Bloxworth snout, a moth of the family Noctuidae.

Personally I hate the word pest, but this little beauty eats Parietaria und Urtica (Nettle) so I can't think of anyone seeing this as a pest species.


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