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Brown House Moth

Hofmannophila pseudospretella


  • Adult — 5/16"–9/16" long. Dark brown forewings each with three or four black spots.
  • Larva — up to 3/4" long. Dirty white with a brown head. 1st thoracic segment is a chestnut colour.
  • Pupa — 9/16" to 3/4" long in a silk cocoon.


  • Normally one generation per year.


  • Larva may wander considerable distances prior to pupation. Generally regarded as a scavenger.