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Indian Meal Moth

Plodia interpunctella


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  • Adult – 1/4"–3/8" in length, wingspan 5/8"–3/4". First third of forewings are a pale buff colour. Remainder of the wings are reddish–brown.
  • Larva – yellowish-white, reddish or greenish (depending on diet) with a brown head.


  • 35 days at 25°C. Much longer at lower temperatures or when feeding on low nutrition foods.


  • Feeds on nuts, dried fruit and grain (maize).

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