Caterpillar

6682.      This was on my wall this morning. Looks similar to the scarlet malachite but without the pointy things. It was about 1 cm long. I live in BC. Thank you.

 

Number 6682.  This is a caterpillar rather than a beetle larva. One possibility is that it might be a caterpillar of the Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae); Click here for more detailed information, including some control recommendations. These often leave their food source when mature to find a suitable place to pupate. You should check any areas where dry food products are stored for signs of infestation.