SPP BEHAVIOR

  1. feeds in or near a tunnel-like case with frass incorporated into it, and leaves extensive webbing matted over the
    surface of food products on which it feeds.

    Indian meal moth. Clothes moths. Angumois Grain moth. Mediterranean Flour Moth.
    Indian meal moth
  2. moths live less than two weeks, are non-feeding, and chiefly
    fly at dusk and early evening

    Indian meal moth. Clothes moths. Angumois Grain moth. Mediterranean Flour Moth.
    Indian meal moth
  3. The adults are most active during the early evening hours — unless temperatures are below 65°F, which causes them to stay closer to their harborage areas.

    Cigarette beetle. drugstore beetle. Carpet beetle. Warehouse beetle.
    Cigarette beetle
  4. During the day, they hide in dark places. Even though they are strong fliers, their primary means of spreading is via infested materials transported by humans.

    Cigarette beetle. drugstore beetle. Carpet beetle. Warehouse beetle.
    Cigarette beetle
  5. One of the most commonly
    infested materials is kibbled dog food

    Cigarette beetle. drugstore beetle. Carpet beetle. Warehouse beetle.
    Drugstore beetle
  6. been found in such things as books, wheat treated
    with strychnine, and pharmaceutical products

    Cigarette beetle. drugstore beetle. Carpet beetle. Warehouse beetle.
    Drugstore beetle
  7. Flowering shrubs, such as spirea and pyracantha, are
    particularly attractive to

    Cigarette beetle. drugstore beetle. Carpet beetle. Warehouse beetle.
    Carpet beetle
  8. fly readily and actively when indoors, and are attracted to windows and lamps or light fixtures, so live or dead specimens can often be found on window ledges or in light
    fixtures.

    Cigarette beetle. drugstore beetle. Carpet beetle. Warehouse beetle.
    Carpet beetle
  9. Females are not good fliers, although they
    can fly for short distances within homes and
    elsewhere.

    Indian Meal moth. Clothes moth. Angumois Grain moth. Mediterranean Flour Moth.
    Webbing Clothes moth
  10. “frass,” that are left scattered
    about wherever the larvae have been active. These
    excrement particles are frequently of the same color
    as the fabric on which the larvae are feeding.

    Indian Meal moth. Clothes moth. Angumois Grain moth. Mediterranean Flour Moth.
    Webbing Clothes moth
  11. may be found at any time of the year, but are more abundant during the warm summer months. They also
    develop quite well in heated buildings in the winter

    Indian Meal moth. Clothes moth. Angumois Grain moth. Mediterranean Flour Moth.
    Webbing Clothes moth
  12. The adult may live and breed for as long as
    three years. It does not fly.

    Confused Flour beetle. Red Flour beetle. Flat Grain Beetle. Sawtoothed Grain Beetle.
    Sawtoothed Grain
  13. Adults are attracted to lights at night; so occasional
    beetles found indoors may not indicate an
    infestation.

    Hide beetle. Larder beetle. Angoumois Grain Moth. Mediterranean Flour Moth. Foreign Grain Beetle.
    Larder beetle
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SPP BEHAVIOR
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SPP BEHAVIOR
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