Common clothes moth larvae. Moths comprise a group of insects related to butterflies belonging to the order lepidoptera. Moths like to lay their eggs near clothing and food pantries because these places offer lots of food options for the larvae to munch on once they hatch. Most lepidopterans are moths and there are thought to be approximately 160000 species of moth many of which have yet to be described. Other common moth species which can be confused with the clothes moth are the white shouldered house moth endrosis sarcitrella and the brown house moth hofmannophila pseudospretella.
In fact clothing moths dont even possess the ability to eat they dont have a mouth. Clothes moth identification. The common clothes moth clothing moth or to give its street name tineola bisselliella doesnt actually eat clothes. Moth worms are the larvae stage of a moth which occurs just after moth eggs hatch.
Sometimes the larvae is hard to spot since it is the same color and texture of the fabric. Clothes moth or clothing moth larvae below feed on a variety of dried animal protein like hair feathers and hide. Moth traduzione del vocabolo e dei suoi composti e discussioni del forum. Items that are stored for long periods are especially at risk.
Clothes moth and carpet beetle larvae feed in quiet dark areas closets attics bureau drawers storage trunks or boxes.