Is there any breed of moth that damages paper or paper products?

Asked October 23, 2013, 7:52 AM EDT

Is there any breed of moth that damages paper or paper products?

Outside United States entomology moths

4 Responses

There are several species of moth whose larvae can damage paper, either associated with other foods such as grains, or on its own, such as books and boxes. In addition, there are numerous species of beetles, wasps, and primitive insects such as silverfish, booklice and others that can feed on paper. It is important to get the culprit identified before an effective control strategy can be formulated.

Thanks a lot..can you please name any two such species?

Th ebrown house moth, Hofmanophila pseudospretella feeds on paper. Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella will eat through paper bags in search of food.

Thanks a lot.