European Grain Moth & Wine Cork Moth
(one synonym : Tinea tesserella Fabricius, 1794)
NEMAPOGONINAE, TINEIDAE, TINEOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of John Lenagan, Anglesea, Victoria)
The Caterpillar of this species is a cosmopolitan pest, and is reported to feed on a variety of vegetable materials, including
The caterpillar grows to a length of about 1 cm.
The adult moth is white, with complex black or dark brown markings, and has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.
It has been reported in :
and in Australia in
Attempts to control the pest have used :
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig 19.15, p. 183.
Edition 10, Volume 1 (1760), Class 5, Part 3, p. 537, No. 259.
Gaden S. Robinson & Ebbe S. Nielsen,
Tineid Genera of Australia,
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 2,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1993, pp. ix, x, 10, 246-252, 263, 279.
(updated 24 August 2004, 24 May 2019, 23 November 2020)