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Tineola bisselliella - Cocoons  Cocoon,Common clothes moth,Geotagged,Lepidoptera,Moth,Netherlands,Tineidae,Tineinae,Tineola,Tineola bisselliella,moth cocoon Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. Nature is amazing! It would be so cool to be able to watch one creating a cocoon. Posted 2 months ago
    1. At the time I would have had ample opportunity for that I suppose (lot's of little caterpillars busy munching away on the stored woolen fabrics, but I didn't really have the time to sit down for hours and watch ... ;o/ Posted 2 months ago
      1. Okay...it would be cool to watch one creating a cocoon in a time lapse video ;P Posted 2 months ago
        1. :o) Should prolly make a setup for that at some point ... Posted 2 months ago
          1. Oh, that would be so cool! Posted 2 months ago

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''Tineola bisselliella'', known as the common clothes moth, webbing clothes moth, or simply clothing moth, is a species of fungus moth . It is the type species of its genus ''Tineola''. The specific name is commonly misspelled ''biselliella'' – for example by G. A. W. Herrich-Schäffer, when he established ''Tineola'' in 1853.

The larvae of this moth are considered a serious pest, as they can derive nourishment from clothing – in particular wool, but many other natural fibers –.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Jul 11, 2019. Captured in Eisenhowerstraat 490, 6135 BD Sittard, Netherlands.