Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Angoumois Grain Moth
Sitotroga cerealella (Olivier, 1789)


Family: Gelechiidae
Subfamily: Anacampsinae
Identification: Wings silky yellow to pale tan. Some have no markings; others are streaked and dotted with blackish and brown, especially toward apex of forewing. Casemaking Clothes Moth is similar in color and forewing markings, but its hindwing outline is rounded, not trapezoidal, and its larva prefer woolens and other animal products.
Wing Span: 1.1-1.6 cm.
Life History:
Flight: Adults fly all year.
Caterpillar Hosts: Larva feeds in kernels of corn, wheat, and other stored grain, leaving 1 or 2 holes in each damaged kernel.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Throughout eastern North America.
Conservation:
NCGR: GNR
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL