Indian Meal Moths
Color: Copper reddish coloring on outer part of wings
Shape: Elongated oval
Size: 5/8 inch
Region: Found throughout U.S.
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.
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.
Attracted to the light, these bugs are found worldwide in areas where food is stored, such as grocery stores.
Indian meal moths infest foods and can contaminate food products.