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Mediterranean flour mothMediterranean flour mothAlthough not the most common food-infesting moth (that honor belongs to the Indianmeal moth), the Mediterranean flour moth is certainly a frequent one. This moth has a wingspan of about one inch. Forewings are grayish with dark zigzag lines and the hindwings are off-white. This moth is most easily recognized by its characteristic resting pose. The adult raises the front of its body, giving the wings a distinct downward slope. The tip of the abdomen protrudes up between the wings. The larvae are white to whitish pink and about 1/2 inch at maturity. The larvae spin a great deal of webbing on or near their food like the Indianmeal moth. The Mediterranean flour moth larvae feed on grains, cereal and grain products, dry pet food, dried fruit, candy, dried milk, and many other foodstuffs.