Pest Guides

Brown House Moth

Hofmannophila pseudospretella


Brown House Moth
  • Adult — 8–14 mm long. Dark brown forewings each with three or four black spots.
  • Larva — up to 20 mm long. Dirty white with a brown head. 1st thoracic segment is a chestnut colour.
  • Pupa — 15 to 20 mm long in a silk cocoon.


  • Normally one generation per year.


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