Hi. We have clothes moths (webbing) in the house and I have set out the pheromone traps which have been successful in attracting them. However, I am now finding a different type of moth all over the house and these are also getting caught on the traps in equal numbers to the clothes moth. They are quite distinctive with dark wings and a beige body which gives them a striped look when the wings are closed. There are two of them in the photo and one webbing moth. They also have a single white spot on each wing. Can anyone help me identify them?
These are another of the moths can can do damage to woollen fabric, they actually have quite a variable diet in that they will eat anything from woollen fabrics to plant refuse to grains to keritan (feathers) and are often found in bird nests as well as homes, barns, warehouses etc. They are called Yellow-backed Clothes Moths (Monopis obviella).
Hope this is helpful.
Ah Cheers Crystal for that information.
Not much information about them out there - any idea how to get rid of the blighters. Now we have two lots of wool munching moths my 18 month old wool carpet covering all the upstairs flooring doesnt seem like such a good idea. Half the fabrics in the house are in sealed bags having been washed and then stored in the freezer and it seems we will have to take extra care in the kitchen now too. Found another moth yesterday that looks suspiciously like a case bearing moth. Oh joy.