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Indian mealmoth

Plodia interpunctella


I found this really small moth in my pantry I was looking around and I saw about seven more moths around the pantry I looked down and saw that the almonds that were spilled on the floor had holes and dust around and in them.

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Archer 07
Archer 07 4 years ago
Indian Meal Moth - Pantry Moth - Flour Moth - North American High Flyers
Plodia interpuctella Butterflies and Moths of North America | collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

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Archer 07
Archer 07 4 years ago

Their wings can be brown, gray, copper, bronze, and yelowish gray in color. They are usually 8-10 mm long with a wing span of 16-20 mm.

The moths lay their eggs in areas where the larvae can find food in home cabinets that contain flour, grains, and cereals that are not well sealed.

They are considered a major pest. The larvae create cobwebby clumps of food where they have been.

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Euless, Texas, USA

Spotted on Nov 17, 2015
Submitted on Nov 18, 2015

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