The Indian Meal Moth has many names including weevil moth, flour moth, grain moth, and pantry moth. It got it’s name from its habit of eating Indian-meal or cornmeal. This species of moth is found worldwide. Adults have pale wings and are colored a reddish brown and have a copper shine.
Females usually lays her eggs at night, she can lay 100-300 each night normally where grain is present. The eggs begin to hatch within 2-14 days. The larvae have 5-7 developmental changes. The life cycle (egg to egg) is normally 25-305 days. The adult moth only lives for 5-7 days; their main function is to reproduce.