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Oct 18, 2013 6:40 PM

small house moths

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?





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    Oct 21, 2013 5:19 PM (in response to angier)
    Re: small house moths

    Hi Angier,

    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.


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      Oct 22, 2013 6:16 PM (in response to angier)
      Re: small house moths

      Well I'm not one to usually cry uncle, but it may be time for you to call in the pros.  An exterminator can best advise you on what measures to take to get your life back to an un-plastic sealed version.  I wish the best of  luck to you!

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