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Household Casebearer

Phereoeca uterella


a moth in the Tineidae family of Lepidoptera. Many species in this family are casebearers and a few are indoor pests of hairfibers, woolens, silks, felt and similar materials.


walls of houses (south and central Florida) under spiderwebs, in bathrooms, bedrooms and garages, wool rugs and wool carpets, hanging on curtains, or underneath under buildings, hanging from subflooring, joists, sills and foundations; on the exterior of buildings in shaded places, under farm sheds, under lawn furniture, on stored farm machinery and on tree trunks.


The larva is not usually seen by most people. The case that it carries around wherever it feeds is what is immediately recognized.

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tibiprada 8 years ago

Sure thing....thanks, AvaT-B

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

This is a kind of case moth. Please consider adding this spotting to the Animal Architecture mission at

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Davie, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jun 28, 2013
Submitted on Jun 28, 2013

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