Common Museum Pests (2 of 10)

Webbing and case-bearing clothes moth and larvae

Moths (continued)

Why are moths a problem?

Adult moths themselves do not pose a threat to collections. However, when the moths are in their larval stage, they may damage objects by:

Objects that have been damaged by moths will show holes and (with case-bearing clothes moths) larva cases made from the digested object. You may also find frass in the bottom of display cases and inside protective covers.