U.S. Customs and Border Protection say agriculture specialists intercepted a destructive moth at the Port of Baltimore in a shipment of organic soybeans from China.
The agency said Friday that the moth (Nemapogon gersimovi) feeds on seeds and grains. It was discovered May 2 in a 50,000 pound shipment of soybeans headed to Pennsylvania for animal feed.
Customs and Border Protection ordered the shipper to re-export or destroyed the shipment. The importer re-exported the shipment.