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Clothes Moths
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  • Erin W. Hodgson, Utah State University
  • Jessie L. Trina, Utah State University
  • Alan H. Roe, Utah State University
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Utah State University Extension
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Clothes moths belong to a large group of small moths in the family Tineidae. There are two species of clothes moths that are of considerable economic importance. The webbing and the casemaking clothes moths are worldwide in distribution. The larvae of clothes moths can feed on and cause damage to fabrics, furs, feathers, wool, carpets, tapestries, drapes, piano felts, upholstered furniture, animal bristled brushes, hair, fish meal found in fish food, synthetics or fabrics, such as cotton, that have been blended with wool, skins, spices, stored tobacco, old clothing, scrap piles, leather, lint, dust, paper, linen, silk, stuffed animals, blankets, and mounted animals.
Citation Information
Erin W. Hodgson, Jessie L. Trina and Alan H. Roe. "Clothes Moths" (2008)
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