Tropical warehouse moth

Latin: Ephestia cautella.

The tropical warehouse moth also belongs to the chocolate moths and is very similar to the previous two species, both in appearance and way of life. The tropical warehouse moth has higher demands for temperature and is particularly prevalent in tropical and subtropical regions. The tropical warehouse moth can attack virtually all stored food – with the exception of meat and tobacco. The tropical warehouse moth cannot survive in unheated warehouses in non-tropical countries and will eventually die if the temperature drops below zero. In many cases, there are numerous tropical warehouse moths in imported goods, but replaced later by the warehouse moth when the goods arrive at warehouses in Europe.