Indian Meal Moth

Indian Meal Moths

Indian Meal Moths
The Indian meal moth was given its name after an insect scientist found it feeding on corn meal, also known as Indian meal. From wing tip to wing tip, adult moths measure from five-eighths of an inch to three-fourths of an inch long.

Habits
Indian meal moths like to feed on dried fruits, grains, seeds, nuts, chocolate, candies, bird seed, dog food, powdered milk, dried red peppers and candy.

Habitat
Attracted to the light, these bugs are found worldwide in areas where food is stored, such as grocery stores.

Threats
Indian meal moths infest foods and can contaminate food products.