clothes moth

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any of several small yellowish or buff-colored moths whose larvae eat organic matter e

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She said: "It could be these mild, damp conditions that have encouraged the breeding of the common clothes moth and case bearing clothes moths, who are the main clothes-eating culprits."
He said: "Of the 2,500 species found in the UK, only six have a penchant for clothes made of natural fibres and of these six there are only two which cause problems - the Case-bearing Clothes Moth and the Common Clothes Moth.
Secondly, the common clothes moth will only attack expensive items of knitwear.
HIS has been a big week in my long war against Tineola bisselliella - to you, the common clothes moth. I have been under continued attack by an air force of moths with scale-covered wings.
The common clothes moth adapted so quickly to a diet of human fabrics, which are very recent in the evolutionary timescale, that it now faces extinction because of the move to synthetic fibres in clothes and carpets.