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carpet moth

Syllabification: car·pet moth

Definition of carpet moth in English:

noun

A drab moth related to the clothes moth, the larvae of which feed on coarse textiles and animal hair.
  • Trichophaga tapetzella, family Tineidae
Example sentences
  • Of the 10,000 or so known species of moth in North America, only three dine on wool: the webbing clothes moth, the casemaking clothes moth, and the carpet moth.
  • These are not the carpet moths that feed on the fibers in rugs.
  • The life cycle of the carpet moth is very similar to the life cycles of other fabric moths.

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