Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1154551

Indian-Meal Moth
Plodia interpunctella

Observation date: March 29, 2018
Date notes: Specimen was found dead and desiccated. Others have been observed flying inside the kitchen nearby.
Submitted by: Weisbrod08
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: A number of moths of this type have been flying in our kitchen. I typically try to catch them and put them outside. They tend to rest on or near the ceiling. This specimen was found dead at the top of a shelf. Lacking species information, I am not sure how they have gotten inside and what they may be feeding on (if anything). Identification help would be appreciated! Apologies for the poor quality of the photo. It's the best I've been able to do under the circumstances.
Status: Nonresident
Verified by: Tom Middagh
Verified date: April 04, 2018
Coordinator notes: Usually the larva feed on flour or grains
Checklist region(s): Ramsey County, United States, Minnesota