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  1. carpet moth, tapestry moth, Trichophaga tapetzellanoun

    larvae feed on carpets and other woolens


  1. Carpet moth

    Trichophaga tapetzella, the tapestry moth or carpet moth, is a moth of the family Tineidae. It is found worldwide. The wingspan is 14–18 mm. The head is white, the forewings ochreous-white, thinly strigulated with grey; basal 2/5 dark purplish-fuscous; a roundish grey posterior discal spot; some small black spots about apex. Hindwings light brassy-grey. The moth flies from June to September depending on the location. The larvae feed on animal skin, bird nests, pellets, fur, clothing and floor and furniture covering made of animal skin. Tapestry moths complete their cycles within a year and are more like webbing clothes moths in that they spin webbing in areas where they like to reside. Their speed of development depends entirely upon local temperature, humidity and food supplies.


  1. carpet moth

    A carpet moth is a type of insect that belongs to the Tineidae family. The larvae of these moths are often considered pests as they can cause significant damage to natural fiber carpets and other household textiles. They are known for their ability to digest keratin, a protein that is found in wool, silk, and other type of natural fibers. Also known as tapestry or wool moths, they are small and often go unnoticed until damage has already been done.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carpet moth in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carpet moth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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