Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 995211

Webbing Clothes Moth
Tineola bisselliella

Observation date: July 29, 2014
Submitted by: Chris Blomme
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This is a larva of the infestation that i have been dealing with. The larvae do not carry a case (as in case making clothes moth) but rather use webbed tubbing. The larvae feed on feathers. Adults are small white winged moths that make for dark crevices when exposed to light. Larva here is about quarter inch, reddish orange head and is in position in a webbed tube wrapped in brown paper towel that was used to prepare museum specimens.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: December 19, 2014
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Canada, Ontario