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Hofmannophila pseudospretella

Brown house moth
Hp L
Photo by Olivier Ball

We detest finding the larvae feeding on stored cereals and grains, or in wool or carpets! They have been carried to all parts of the world.

Family
Oecophoridae
Biostatus
Adventive
Larva
Feeds from silk galleries on stored foods, dried skins, dead insects, dried grass, in wool, carpets, birds' nests, etc.
Pupa
Pupates in feeding place or elsewhere after wandering.
Adult/Imago
Sometimes found resting indoors by day or flying sluggishly after dark. Attracted to light. September to May.
Forewing Length
8.5 - 13mm
Range
NZ
Habitat
Usually inside houses, outhouses, warehouses.

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