Indian moth – What is an Indian moth?

Definition of an Indian moth

The Indian food moth is a food insect whose larva, which measures about 10 to 15 mm, resembles a greyish-white worm. The adult, in the form of a butterfly, whose wing tips are bronze in colour and speckled with greyish bands, measures about 17 mm. The Indian corn borer feeds mainly on dried fruits, grains, flour derivatives, cereals, dry animal feed, etc. The female can lay about 30 eggs at a time that she lays in cracks, baseboards, cracks as well as in various cardboard packages. The damage is done by both the larva and the adult. The complete life cycle of the Indian corn moth is approximately three months.