Clothes moths, carpet beetles and silverfish are all pests of fabric. Clothes moths are widely known for the damage they cause to clothing or articles made from animals such as woollens, rugs, carpets and blankets. Two species of fabric moth are prevalent in Australia; the webbing clothes moth and the case-making clothes moth.
Only the larvae of these two moths actually cause damage. Adult moths have sucking mouthparts which means that adult moths can only feed on fluids, if available. Adult moths are short-lived, surviving on average less than two weeks (14 days).