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moth?
moth?  
Hi Jack,

For some reason I can not followup on previous thread.  I have attached a picture of the moth that I found on the wall.  Given that I did have a clothes moth infestation a couple of months ago, I am guessing that that is what it is.  However as mentioned previously, some strange behaviour for this type of moth.  thanks!

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Lara,

This does look like the webbing clothes moth. Since none of the clothes moths are strong fliers check near where you are finding these for the infestation. Generally just removing the infested material and treating cracks and crevices with a dust-type insecticide is enough. See http://www.livingwithbugs.com/clothes_moth.html for details.

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I can answer questions in any area of entomology (study of insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and other terrestrial arthropods). Contact me about home and garden insects, insects that bite and sting, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.

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20 years as university extension entomologist, now retired; currently publish a website about home and garden insects.

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Ph.D. in Entomology

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