Common & Case-bearing Clothes Moth

Tineloa bisselliella & Tinea pellionella


These moths are approximately 5 to 7 mm in length. Forewings are uniform golden-beige in the common clothes moth, and slightly darker with three distinct, dark dots on the outer third of the wing in the case-bearing clothes moth. The larvae of the common clothes moth are often concealed under webbing on the surface of the textile, while each larvae of the case-bearing clothes moth constructs a silken tube around itself, and drags this with it as it crawls along.

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