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Indian Meal Moth

Example of Indian Meal Moth

The bottom half of the adult moth’s front wing is reddish brown/coppery. Overall color varies between dirty white, greenish, pinkish, or brownish, with a dark head. Adults have five hooked pairs of well developed prolegs on the abdomen. The Indian meal moth is one of several moths that live on and in stored food. Like the cockroach, the result is contaminated, devoured, and destroyed product.