MISCELLANEOUS SMALL MOTHS

Indian Meal Moth - one of the few "pest" species that gives all the harmless moths a bad name. Indian Meal Moths live inside homes and buildings, where they eat a variety of stored human food. This species is also known as the Pantry Moth, for obvious reasons. Since they live indoors, Indian Meal Moths can fly even in the dead of winter. 

Elegant Grass-veneer. This moth appears to have a "scary" face on its wings: two angry eyes and a frown. This species is very common from June through September. The individual at left was photographed July 3, 2015, at Huffman Prairie. 

Suzuki's Promalactis Moth. This species is native to Asia; it was accidentally introduced and is now spreading rapidly throughout the eastern United States. I found a few individuals at my lights in August and September 2018.