Indian Meal Moths

Indian Meal Moths

Indian Meal Moths

Adults have a wingspan that is about 5/8-3/4 inches wide, wingtip to wingtip. Wings pale gray but 2/3 is reddish-brown with a coppery luster.
The mature larva is usually about 1/2 inches long. They can be white and very to a greenish, pinkish, or brownish hue depending on their food. The head is prothoracic plate/shield yellowish-brown to reddish-brown. They have 5 pairs of well-developed prolegs on the abdomen and each bearing crochets. The cause no damage except the nuisance that they are when they reach high numbers. The larvae are surface feeders and generally produce a lot of webbing throughout the infested parts of materials.

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