Entry from US English dictionary
A drab moth related to the clothes moth, the larvae of which feed on coarse textiles and animal hair.
- Trichophaga tapetzella, family Tineidae.
- 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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Syllabification: car·pet moth
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