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The seed moth, a real gloutonne!


Who's the seed moth?

la teigne des semencesLatin name: Hofmannophila pseudospretella
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Oecophorids
Size: 2 cm
Location: all wet parts
Period: all year


What you need to know about the seed moth

Originating in Asia, the larva of this seed moth can attack various products such as wool, flour, biscuits, leathers, crins, hairs, feathers, hair, debris of food, vegetable or animal materials but also dried plants, herbariums, ... It is therefore a formidable predator of the house, but also museums. It is found exclusively in rooms with a high humidity level such as cellars or poorly ventilated premises.


How can we eliminate the seeds moth?

Destroy contaminated food. Disinfect small objects to the freezer. Have and heat if possible to dry the ambient air.