Indian Meal Moths

Indian Meal Moths

Indian Meal Moths

Indian Meal Moth

Indianmeal

The Indianmeal moth was given its name after an insect scientist found it feeding on corn meal, also known as Indianmeal. They typically live from two to six months

Size : 5/8″

Shape : Elongated, oval

Color : Copper reddish

Legs : 6

Wings : Yes

Antenna : Yes

Common Name : Indianmeal Moth

Kingdom : Animalia

Phylum : Arthropoda

Class : Insecta

Order : Lepidotera

Family : Pyralidae

Species : Plodiainterpuctella

Diet :  Indianmeal moths feed on dried fruits, grains, seeds, nuts, chocolate, candies, bird seed, dog food, powdered milk, dried red peppers and candy.

Attracted to the light, these bugs are found in bright places where food is stored like restaurants and grocery stores.

Store food in sealed containers.
Discard infested foods in outdoor trash bins.
Clean infested cupboards thoroughly with a vacuum and soap and water.

Moths infest foods and can contaminate food products by leaving skin and waste behind.