STORED FOOD PRODUCT PESTS
INDIAN MEAL MOTH
Scientific Name: Plodia interpunctella
General Size: 3/8 inch long with a wing span of about 5/8 inch
Appearance: Dirty gray but the tip half of the wing is rusty brown or nearly bronze, wings have patterns
SAWTOOTHED GRAIN BEETLES
Scientific Name: Oryzaephilus surinamensis
1/10 inch long, slender, flattened, and brownish-red to almost black.
Identified by the saw-like teeth on each side of the thorax.
Found in many different food items, including dried fruit, cereals, nuts, dried meat, macaroni and seeds
Scientific Name: Tribolium confusum and T. castaneum
3/16 inch long, reddish-brown, and elongated oval
Found in: dried food products, such as flour, bran, cereal products, dried fruits, nuts and chocolate
WEBBING CLOTHES MOTH
Scientific Name: Tineola bisselliella
About 1/2 of an inch long
Appearance: Cream colored with a tuft of red hair on the top of the head. The larvae are white.
Found around clothing
Scientific Name: Anthrenus scrophulariae
Size: 1/8 of an inch long
White and orange-red
Developing pests feed on wool, taxidermy specimens, feathers, leather, fur, hair, silk, dead insects, and fabric of carpets.