Wine moth

( Latin: Oinophila v-flavum)

This is not really a food pest, but it is somewhat of a specialist, that i often found in wine cellars where the larvae gnaw holes in the corks. They thrive particularly in damp cellars, feeding on the mould growing on the walls and on the wine corks, and what is worse they can live in mouldy corks. The debris produced by their activities can be seen hanging from the corks, often covered with wine that has seeped out of the bottle.