Adult Moths Food
What do adult moths eat?
Great question! Usually we think of moths as pests, because the caterpillars
eat leaves of plants. Some caterpillars get into flour or can eat wool
As adults, moths have long tube like mouth-parts and most suck up nectar
from flowers. Some also feed on fruit juices. They don't hurt the flowers
and may even be important for pollinating.
Keep up the interest in living things and science!
Laura Hungerford, DVM. MPH, PhD
University of Maryland
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Update: June 2012