a clothes moth, Trichophaga tapetzella, the larvae of which infest carpets and other woolen articles.
- Also called tapestry moth.
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How to use carpet moth in a sentence
The Fur or Skin Moth works like the carpet moth: it makes itself a case of the same form, and constructs it in the same manner.The Insect World | Louis Figuier
British Dictionary definitions for carpet moth
any of several geometrid moths with black- (or brown-)and-white mottled wings
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