Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Brown house moth

Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Stainton)

Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Oecophoridae

Size range

  • Length 8 mm


  • Widespread overseas and in New Zealand

Life History

  • Found in houses
  • One of several small moths, the caterpillars of which damage household goods, dried fruits, dried plants and seeds, woollen carpets and clothing