carpet moth definition

  • noun:
    • the larva of an insect which nourishes on carpets alongside woolen products. There are lots of types. Most are the larvæ of types of Tinea (as Tinea tapetzella); other people of beetles, esp. Anthrenus.
    • A name of sundry geometrid moths, from their particular variegated color.
    • larvae prey on rugs along with other woolens

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