02 Jun 2017

Tineola bisselliella, Webbing Clothes Moth


Webbing clothes moths are a major pest in clothing and textiles and their larvae damages items made from animal fur, wool, feathers and hides.

The adult moth searches for a mate, reproduces and dies. Their larvae have the ability to turn the protein found in hair and wool into food and begin feeding until they are ready to spin a cocoon. Upon hatching the destructive cycle begins again.