Adults are golden colored with reddish hairs on the head. They have slightly pointed wings with a span of 3/4 inch, and a body 1/4 inch long. Larvae are white with a dark head.
40-50 ivory eggs are laid on fabrics over a two-week period. The female dies after egg depositing is complete, but males continue to live. The eggs hatch in 4-21 days. Larvae molt 5 to 45 times depending on food resources available. They spin silk tunnels. They will pupate in crevices. The life cycle is complete in 65 to 90 days.
The excrement of clothes moth will be the color of the fabric they are eating.
The only thing that clothes moth will do is damage improperly stored items. There is no health threat or risk associated with this pest.
Nest in consistently moist areas.