FOOD INSECTS

Flour Indian Moth

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Description:


The adult Flour Indian moth measures 10 to 12 mm in length and 20 mm in wingspan when open. Its wings are reddish-brown to dark gray, except on the front third, which is pale gray to pale brown.

Food:

The Flour Indian moth feeds on grains, nuts, dry dog ​​food, dehydrated fruit, birdseed and other dry foods.

Habits:

The adult moths do not cause damage in food, it is the larvae that feed on it and the soil of their excrement and their tangles of bristles.

Reproduction:

The female can lay between 100 and 400 eggs dispersed or in packs of 12 to 30 eggs directly on the food on which the larvae will feed after hatching. In heated buildings, there can be 4 to 6 generations per year.