Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 774042

Household Casebearer Moth
Phereoeca uterella

Observation date: April 11, 2013
Submitted by: bella8549
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: these are in my apt the lavae is inside when it moves it comes out but keeps the shell on. what type of moth is this. im 7 months pregnant and would like them gone the safe way. There eating roach kill they stay alive.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Alan Harvey
Verified date: August 07, 2013
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Pinellas County