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Case-bearing clothes moth (Tinea pellionella)

Biology:

The case-bearing clothes moth has a wingspan of approx. 17 mm. The fringed forewings are yellow-brown with several dark spots. The larva lives in a self-spun case that is not attached to the substrate, but is rather carried by the larva when it moves about. The case-bearing clothes moth requires high levels of moisture and occurs mainly in maritime climate zones in moist human habitations that are not heated very much. To a large extent, this species has been replaced by the common clothes moth in modern flats with central heating.

Damage:

The damage caused in furs and woollen textiles is similar to that caused by the common clothes moth.

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