Stored Product Pests ID

Indian Meal Moth

Indian Meal Moth


Appearance:

Will be 3/8” long with a 5/8” wingspan. Adults are pale grey and rusty brown colour.


Cycle:

Females can lay between 300 to 500 eggs in their lifetime, but only live for approximately 6 days.


Habit and Behaviour:

Larvae will infest a wide range of dry foods. Flying adults do not feed and are normally found resting during the day in dim lit areas.

Confused Flour Beetle

Confused Flour Beetle:


Appearance:

This type of beetle will be 3 to 4mm long and are reddish brown in colour.


Cycle:

Females will lay approximately 450 eggs in their lifetime. Larvae will hatch in 5 to 12 days and are full grown in 1 to 4 months.


Habit and Behaviour:

They often infest items such as stored cereal, spices, coffee, and other dried goods.

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