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== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
  
 
case-bearing clothes moth
 
case-bearing clothes moth
 
== Additional Information ==
 
 
º MuseumPests.net: [http://www.museumpests.net/pdfholder/11image.pdf Casemaking Clothes Moth]
 
 
º L. Zycherman, J.R. Schrock, ''A Guide to Museum Pest Control'', FAIC, Washington, DC, 1988.
 
  
 
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== Resources and Citations ==
  
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* MuseumPests.net: [http://www.museumpests.net/pdfholder/11image.pdf Casemaking Clothes Moth]
  
 
* Lynda A. Zycherman, J.Richard Schrock, ''A Guide to Museum Pest Control'', FAIC and Association of Systematics Collections, Washington DC, 1988
 
* Lynda A. Zycherman, J.Richard Schrock, ''A Guide to Museum Pest Control'', FAIC and Association of Systematics Collections, Washington DC, 1988

Latest revision as of 12:41, 3 September 2020

Casemaking clothes moth adult

Description

A clothes moth, Tinea pellionella Linnaeus and related species. Adult casemaking clothes moths are brown with 3 dark spots on each wing. The adult insects have a wing span of 7 to 9 millimeters. Eggs hatch in 4 to 7 days then the larva feed for 41-56 days. The larvae stage feeds on proteinaceous media, such as woolen fabrics, Hair, pelts, hides, and feathers. The 7-8 mm long larvae are white with a brown head. They encase themselves in a case spun out of the material the were feeding on. They pupate into moths in 9 to 20 days then just live long enough to mate and lay new eggs (4 to 7 days).

Casemaking clothes moth

Synonyms and Related Terms

case-bearing clothes moth

Additional Images

Resources and Citations

  • Lynda A. Zycherman, J.Richard Schrock, A Guide to Museum Pest Control, FAIC and Association of Systematics Collections, Washington DC, 1988

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