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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?


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