Pest Guides

Warehouse Moth

Ephestia Elutella

Appearance

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  • Adult – 7-9mm in length with a wingspan of 10-16mm. Very similar to the tropical warehouse moth
  • Larva – very similar to the Tropical warehouse moth

Lifecycle

  • Eggs hatch out from 3 to 6 days over a temperature range of 20 degrees Celsius to 28.5 degrees Celsius
  • Pupa matures from 10 to 20 days over a temperature range of 18 degrees Celsius to 26 degrees Celsius
  • Entire development is 82 to 206 days at 26 degrees Celsius (on tobacco)

Habits

A serious pest of cocoa beans, chocolate confectionery, dried fruit and nuts.

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