Sitotroga Cerealella (Flour Moth)

  • Adult size: 17 mm long.
  • Color: Leather brown to pale yellowish white.
  • Lifecycle: They are insects with complete metamorphosis. The female lays an average of 40 eggs in the grain, the larva penetrates the birth and completes its cycle within it, the adult emerging through a hole in the shell of the grain. In warm climates adult egg cycle is completed in 7 weeks.
  • Food: barley, rye, corn, oats, rice and various seeds.
  • Damage: attack stored grains, seeds, decorative elements made with grains and seeds. They can attack pet food and rodent bait.