carpet moth


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carpet moth

n
(Animals) any of several geometrid moths with black- (or brown-)and-white mottled wings
[C19: so named from the patterns on their wings]
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Noun1.carpet moth - larvae feed on carpets and other woolenscarpet moth - larvae feed on carpets and other woolens
tineid, tineid moth - small yellowish moths whose larvae feed on wool or fur
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Since 1993 Dudley Zoo has boosted the Barberry Carpet moth population by breeding and releasing thousands into the wild and also maintaining the moth's primary food source, the barberry plant.
Stuart also came across a colourful autumn green carpet moth in the garden.
Hedgerows provide significant habitat for 125 threatened species including song thrush, yellowhammer, spotted flycatcher, dormouse, greater horseshoe bat, great crested newt, stag beetle and Barberry carpet moth, so the importance of hedglaying cannot be over-emphasized.
A very marked form of the Water Carpet moth, identified by him, was named porritti after him.
Examples include the waved carpet moth, found in Hensol Forest, a priority species in Wales.
MOTHS: 343 varieties, including the juniper carpet moth which is spreading due to the growth of ornamental conifers.
The National Trust said the netted carpet moth, which is only found at a handful of sites in the Lake District and Wales, had been successfully reintroduced to a spot at Derwentwater.