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Varied carpet beetle - Anthrenus verbasci

Length
1.8-3.2 mm

Color
Black with patterns of yellow and white scales.

Larva
4-6 mm long. Dark brown to black and hairy. 

Life Cycle
Normally one generation per year but possibly two in warm temperatures.

Habits
Larvae feed on a wide variety of animal and plant products.

Biology
N/A

Case Making Clothes Moth - Tinea Pellionella

Length
10-14 mm

Color
Dark buff forewings with three dark spots on each front wing.

Larva
10 mm long. White with brown head. 

Life Cycle
Egg to adult takes from 46 to 116 days. 

Habits
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.

Biology
Females lay on average 37-48 eggs.

 

Webbing Clothes Moth - Tineola Bisselliella

Length
6-8 mm

Color
Fore wings shiny golden buff with no markings.

Larva
Creamy white with a golden brown head.

Life Cycle
Egg to adult is about 6 weeks. May reach 10 to 18 months if the temperatures are cold.

Habits
Do not attack materials of vegetable origin. Attack synthetic fibers when mixed with animal material or are soiled.
Larva feed in hidden places (under collars, on carpeting from the back, underneath side).

Biology
Females lay an average of 40-50 eggs.

 

Psocids

Length
1-6 mm

Color
Varies from creamy yellow, grayish white, to medium brown. 

Biology
Some are parthenogenetic. From egg to adult varies from 24 to 130 days.

Sting
N/A

Habitat
Found in areas of high humidity. 

Food
Mold