The distal half of the forewings arecopper or reddish brown in colour, and the proximal half are a pale grey.
The hind wings are also light coloured.
They are general feeders, eating broken grains, processed foods, such as corn meal, dried fruit, seeds, nuts, chocolate, dog food, cookies,
and powdered milk.
This moth is found flying most often at night after dusk. This moth is the most common and economically significant food-infesting pest found in Ontario.