casemaking clothes moth

casemaking clothes moth
the larvae live in tubes of its food material fastened with silk that it spins
Syn: ↑Tinea pellionella
Hypernyms: ↑clothes moth
Member Holonyms: ↑Tinea, ↑genus Tinea

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷-\ noun
: a common clothes moth (Tinea pellionella) having a larva that makes and lives in a tube of its food material fastened with silk which it spins

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See under clothes moth.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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