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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Use clothing moth traps -mainly to prevent males from mating with females.

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