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What do moths eat and drink?

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Most adult moths do not eat any food and only drink tiny amounts of water or nectar. Some species of moths don't even have mouths.

Unlike most living things, moths need very little in the way of food and water. Similar to butterflies, moths use a long, narrow straw like appendage which is called a proboscis to drink.

Typically, moths will eat things that can be dissolved since they do not have a mouth to chew larger particles. They are also attracted to salt and sweat due to the high levels of sodium.

When in the larval stages, moth caterpillars feed on materials such as wool, silk and hair. If they have access, they will also eat grains and other food items found in homes.

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