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Showing 15 types of MOTHS (STORED PRODUCT)

Almond Moth

Latin Name: Cadra cautella

Likely this is native to tropical regions of the world.

Angoumois Grain Moth

Latin Name: Sitotroga cerealella

Latin Family Name: Gelechiidae

Possibly European in origin, as it first was discovered as a grain pest in the French province of Angoumois, from which it got its common name. It was found infesting grain in the United States in 1728, and now is found worldwide.

Brown House Moth

Latin Name: Hofmannophila pseudospretella

Latin Family Name: Oecophoridae

Possibly of European origin, as it is now found nearly worldwide but appears to be most serious as a pest in Great Britain and Europe.

Casemaking Clothes Moth

Latin Name: Tinea pellionella

Latin Family Name: Tineidae

Possibly Asian in origin, but found throughout the world.

European Grain Moth

Latin Name: Nemapogon granella

Latin Family Name: Tineidae

Not mentioned in the literature, but found throughout North America and Europe.

Greater Wax Moth

Latin Name: Galleria mellonella

Latin Family Name: Pyralidae

Possibly native to North America.

Household Casebearer

Latin Name: Phereoeca uterella

This species requires high humidity to survive well and is found in South America, leading to suspicion that its origin is also Latin America. In the U.S. it is found along the Gulf States from Florida to Texas and north into Virginia.

Indian Meal Moth

Latin Name: Plodia interpunctella

Latin Family Name: Pyralidae

A native of Europe and Asia, but now found throughout the world. The common name was given to the moth by an American entomologist who found it infesting cornmeal, or “Indian” corn.

Meal Moth

Latin Name: Pyralis farinalis

Latin Family Name: Pyralidae

Not found in literature, but this moth is found throughout the world.

Mediterranean Flour Moth

Latin Name: Ephestia kuehniella

Latin Family Name: Pyralidae

Argument exists over whether this species originated in the Mediterranean or Central America, but it now is found throughout the world.

Plaster Bagworm

Latin Name: Phereoeca praecox

This moth may be native to Latin America and is more common in southern California than anywhere else in the U.S.

Raisin Moth

Latin Name: Cadra figulilella

Likely this is native to tropical regions of the world but is found throughout the world at this time.

Rice Moth

Latin Name: Corcyra cephalonica

Latin Family Name: Pyralidae

Found throughout the world in a wide variety of plant based products. It is found most often in humid climates, and is a severe problem in cocoa or nut meats originating in tropical countries.

Webbing Clothes Moth

Latin Name: Tineola bisselliella

Latin Family Name: Tineidae

Some dispute exists over whether it originated in Africa or Europe, but it is now found throughout the world and is very common throughout North America.

Whiteshouldered House Moth

Latin Name: Endrosis sarcitrella

Latin Family Name: Oecophoridae

Possibly a native of Europe since it is more common there, but now found worldwide and throughout much of North America. It appears to be a more severe pest of stored products in some European countries than it is in the United States.

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