Indianmeal Moth

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Scientific name: Plodia interpunctella (Hubner)
(Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)

Facts: The Indianmeal moth is a common stored food pest. Adults often appear to have the outer wing very dark. In some specimens most of the dark wing scales are lost and they appear very light in color. There are actually several species of caterpillars that feed on grain products, nuts, dried fruit and other foods. Caterpillars in this group have few hairs and usually spin webbing in the food where they feed.

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