Webbing Clothes Moth

Category: Miscellaneous 

Scientific Name: Tineola bisse

Identification: 

Color: Golden body with tufts of red hairs on the top of the head

Size: 1/2 of an inch

Region: Found in the United States and throughout the world

Important Considerations:

  • These are the most common moths in the United States
  • The larvae attack natural animal fibers and materials. This can include wool, hair and fur.
  • Adults do not feed and are not attracted to light.

Where to Find Them on Your Property?

Inside, larvae like to feed in secluded areas such as the underside of carpet. Outside, they have been found in birds nests.