Cadra cautella

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Cadra cautella larva and pupa in peanut (click on image to enlarge it)
Source: Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series - Wikimedia Commons

Cadra cautella (Walker 1863) - (dried currant moth)

This moth is widely distributed around the world. It has a wingspan of around 20-25 mm. The larvae are up to 10 mm long, yellowish-brown with dark spots. They attack dried fruits, beans, stored grain, remains of plants/fruits after oil extraction and occasionally animal skins.

Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Tropische Speichermotte
Dattelmotte
• English: dried currant moth
almond moth
tropical warehouse moth
• Español: polilla bandeada
tiña del almendro
• Français: pyrale des amandes
teigne de l'amandier
• Português: traça-do-cacau


Synonyms:
Pernpelia caulella
Ephestia cautella