Cadra cautella

Cadra cautella

Short pest overview:

Cadra cautella is a small, storedproduct pest from family Pyralidae and subfamily Phycitinae. Almond moths infest flour, bran, oats, and other grains, as well as dried fruits. Other common names, are dried currant moth and fig moth.

Geographic Distribution:

Almond moths are found around the world (United States, South America, Europe, Asia, North and South Africa).

Life Cycle:

It takes about three and a half days for eggs to hatch, and the larvae go through 5 instars over a period ranging from 17 to 37 days. The pupal stages lasts around 7 days in optimal temperature and humidity. Adult females live on average for 10 days and adult males 6-7 days.