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What is this bug?
ILocation: celing of pantry and just outside the pantry
March 10, 2011 12:21 am
I am hoping you can ID this bug.
Signature: Bill

Indian Meal Moth

Hi Bill,
You have Indian Meal Moths,
Plodia interpunctella, a cosmopolitan species that has adapted to feeding on stored foods in domiciles.  Often the first indication that there is an infestation is the adult moths feebly fluttering in the kitchen or in front of the television set.  The adult moths do not feed on grain products, but the larvae do.  The presence of the adult Indian Meal Moths should be a signal to check the pantry for infested grains, cookies and other similar products.  They have also been known to infest bird seed and pet food.

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