Casemaking Moths

Very widespread and destructive pest of woolens, felts, upholstered furniture, clothes, etc. Case of larva is often conspicuous, as it may incorporate fibres of the material being attacked.

Immature form: Larva up to 10mm long when full grown. Creamy white with dark head. Usually protected in case made of silk and fibres of feeding material.

Adult: 7-10mm long. Forewings silvery-buff with 3 dark spots, sometimes indistinct. Wings fringed. Wingspan about 12mm.

Life cycle: 3-8 months.