House moth

House Moth

House Moth-Endrosis Sarcitrella

Color-White, Brown, Gray   Size- 6mm-2cm   Antenna-Yes    Flying-Yes     Legs-Six

Region- Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The house moth eats grains, fruit, rotting wood, old textiles, and cereals.   Attracted to light, they can be seen in groups around any light source at dusk in the Calgary area.  Though not harmful, they can be a general nuisance when enjoying a summer evening and attract predators such as spiders and bats.  The house moth also leaves unsightly cocoons and a reddish-brown fluid on buildings which can be difficult to remove off of windows, walls.