Subject: What’s this bug?
December 30, 2016 10:26 am
Found in my home on Kauai. It’s pretty small…a little bigger than a cantaloupe seed.. I’ve seen a few individual ones at different times…. should I be concerned?
Signature: Mahalo, Shannon
This is the larva of a Case Bearing Moth, a species found in proximity to humans throughout the world. Though we do consider them to be household pests, they do not do significant damage. They will eat shed pet hair and other organic detritus found in the home, and we have posted images of them getting into pet food.