Almond Moth (Cadra Cautellato)
- Larvae are hatched onto a variety of dry food products, which then serve as their primary food source.
- Larvae develop most rapidly on wheat-based products. Cracked or ground seed and grain products are more ideal for larvae than whole seeds or grains because the larvae are unable to penetrate shells or hulls.
- Adult almond moths do not eat during their short lifespan but will drink water if they have access to it.
- Adult females will lay about 200 eggs at a time.
- Thrives best in warm, humid environments: ideal temperature for development is 30-32°C, ideal humidity range is 70-80%. Adult females live on average for ten days and adult males live for an average of six to seven days.