Visual Reference Library - Insects

Image of RICE MOTH
Corcyra cephalonica (Stainton) 
Wingspan:  15 - 25 mm 
The rice moth is similar in size to the Indianmeal moth, but is much less common. The adult moth has pale buff-brown forewings. The hindwings are almost transparent and uniform in color. The wing tips are rounded and tightly folded to the body when at rest. The rice moth is one of the key pests of rice, cocoa, biscuits, pearl millet, sorghum and seeds.
Adults do not feed and live for one to two weeks.  The larvae are dull white, with long fine hair and dark brown head. Larvae spin silken threads as they feed and web grains, debris and other particles into galleries in which they live and feed

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Last updated December 2016