Definition of Carpet moth

1. Noun. Larvae feed on carpets and other woolens.

Exact synonyms: Tapestry Moth, Trichophaga Tapetzella
Generic synonyms: Tineid, Tineid Moth
Group relationships: Genus Trichophaga, Trichophaga

Lexicographical Neighbors of Carpet Moth

carpet bagger
carpet baggers
carpet beater
carpet beetle
carpet bomb
carpet bombed
carpet bombing
carpet bombs
carpet bug
carpet burn
carpet burns
carpet knight
carpet loom
carpet moth (current term)
carpet pad
carpet python
carpet shark
carpet sharks
carpet slipper
carpet snake
carpet sweeper
carpet tack

Literary usage of Carpet moth

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Moth Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Moths of North America by William Jacob Holland (1903)
"(The Carpet-moth.) The nature and habits of this species are very closely allied to those of the last ... The Carpet-moth makes a gallery of the substance ..."

2. Mountain and moor by John Ellor Taylor, Josiah Wood Whymper (1879)
"The " Gray Mountain Carpet" moth lays its eggs on the stalks of the Whortleberry, and the young naturalist ought to look there for them on the moors of ..."

3. How to Recognize and Eliminate Silverfish, Beetles, Cockroaches, Moths by Thomas A. Parker (1991)
"... the tapestry or carpet moth, and the brown house moth (Figure 15). / B FIGURE 15. - Various fabric pest moths which have been known to infest library ..."

4. Report of the Illinois State Entomologist Concerning Operations Under the by Illinois State Entomologist (1890)
"Hence it is scarcely possible that they are the same species. Supposed new Carpet Moth. Specimens show this to be the larva of ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1878)
"... of the ravages of a carpet-beetle, quite different in its appearance and in the character of its depredations from the well-known carpet-moth, ..."

6. Annual Report by Columbus Horticultural Society, Columbus, Ohio (1892)
"4) has been received from Michigan, where it destroys that dread of housewives, the carpet moth. The egg parasites are very minute, and deposit their eggs ..."

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