I am trying to ID this moth that seems to be infesting a friend's house in...

Asked October 14, 2018, 7:03 AM EDT

I am trying to ID this moth that seems to be infesting a friend's house in Oxford. Another friend has suggested it is Tineola bisselliella - but I am not sure it is hairy enough? It is about 8 mm long and a tad whiter than the photo shows. THANKS for any help you can give me.

Butler County Ohio

1 Response

The moth might be a clothes moth. Additional information and management options can be found at the following link: https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/ef609

If they are being found in the kitchen they could be a Indianmeal moth, the more common species, or the Mediterranean flour moth. Additional information and management options can be found at the following link: http://www.canr.msu.edu/news/kitchen_moths_winged_invaders_in_kitchen_land .

Another possibility would be an Angoumois Grain Moth, mostly found in crib-stored ear corn but has been found in packages of squirrel corn (ear corn purchased for feeding wild birds, squirrels, and other small animals). Additional information and management options can be found at the following link: https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/ef156 .