This moth is 10 mm in length with a wingspan of about 16 mm. The colors of the forewings go from light gray to light brown on the front third to reddish brown with patterns of dark gray.
The female moth lays up to 400 eggs in just 18 days onto the food source that provide food for the hatching larvae. Complete development to adulthood can take from 6 to 10 weeks. Depending on the quantity of food and environmental conditions, the moth can reproduce up to 6 times per year.
Indian moths feed on wheat bran, dried fruits, nuts, seeds, chocolate and powdered milk, as well as sometimes feeding on dried animal and vegetable substances. Indian moths are often found where food is stored.
The larvae of Indian moths cause damage by soiling food with silk strands and sheaths containing their excrement. This moth causes problems of food infestation worldwide.
The poor appearance of food can be caused by Indian moth larvae feces and its webs.
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