Pheromone to combat grain moth plague
The grain moth is one of the smallest moths that attack food, measuring approx. 14mm.
The front wings are dark, have white and yellow spots and are provided with grayish-brown fringes. The caterpillars are whitish yellow and can grow to about 10 mm. Originally, the habitat of the European grain moth was tinder fungi. Since it is a local species, it is able to tolerate low temperatures without difficulties. In the open air, the butterflies of the family Nemapogon granellus show their presence especially in July and August.
Apart from cereals, which preferably eat the germ, this moth can be found in seeds, legumes, dried fruits, almonds, dried mushrooms and sometimes in moldy wood. The caterpillar flees from the light and pupates on the grains it has emptied. Due to the manufacture of cocoons and feces, the infested food cakes and also acquires an unpleasant odor.
- Plaga objetivo
- Polilla del grano