Dark buff forewings with three dark spots on each front wing.
10 mm long. White with brown head.
Egg to adult takes from 46 to 116 days.
Attacks materials of animal origin (feathers, fur, wools, and rugs) and secondarily those of plant origin (tobacco, herbs, almonds, etc). Larva may occasionally cause holes and rarely spin silk on the material. Adults do not feed. The males are active flyers.
Females lay on average 37-48 eggs.