Case making Clothes Moth

Casemaking Clothes Moth

Its common name comes fro the silken tube/case spun by the larva and carried wherever the larva goes.

  • Common Name: Casemaking Clothes Moth
  • Scentific Name: Tinea pellionella (Linnaeus)
  • Class/Order/Family: Insecta/Lepidoptera/Tineidae
  • Metamorphosis: Complete
  • Size


    Adults measure about 3/8 to 1/2".

  • Color


    Buff to golden with brownish tinge and three dark spots on each front wing.

  • Biology


    Adult females can mate and lay eggs on the day they emerge from their cocoon.

  • Habit


    Attack synthetic fibers only when they are interwoven with natural animal fibers.

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