Helen, you might have a mill moth, Ephestia spp. A common grain pest throughout the US. It does not eat clothing, it lays its eggs in grains which the larvae eat. They are relatively fast to pupate, and so require high energy food source as larvae. Rob Sandelin Naturalist, teacher, writer Snohomish County, WA Greetings to our new list! My question is: What is the name of the little biege moth, with a whitish larva, in the wild bird seed I have been feeding my birds? T he house-birds are non-native Zebra Finches, but I'm assuming the moth is native in these parts since he moves into cereals and grains as if he knows the territory. I thought the Zebras would eat the larvae, but it looks like they only eat seeds. Helen, wondering if this little moth eats clothing? --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.332 / Virus Database: 186 - Release Date: 3/6/02
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