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carpet moth

noun
1.
a clothes moth, Trichophaga tapetzella, the larvae of which infest carpets and other woolen articles.
Also called tapestry moth.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60
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British Dictionary definitions for carpet moth

carpet moth

noun
1.
any of several geometrid moths with black- (or brown-)and-white mottled wings
Word Origin
C19: so named from the patterns on their wings
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Encyclopedia Article for carpet moth

any of several small, delicate moths in the order Lepidoptera that settle with their broad, patterned carpetlike wings (span 2-4 cm; 0.8-1.6 inch) outstretched and flattened against the resting surface. The moths develop from twiglike caterpillars or loopers. Certain species damage wool, whereas others are crop pests. Some carpet moths are active by night and some by day.

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