case-bearing clothes moth

case-bearing clothes moth

6179  Found this in our home in Chilliwack, BC, late November 2017.  It acts like a tube worm, it has been impossible to photograph when the head is out as it seems to be incredibly sensitive to noise and light.  Mark

This looks like a case-bearing clothes moth, Tinea pellionella (Lepidoptera: Tineidae). See https://tinyurl.com/ychmy3mq elsewhere on this site for more detailed information and control recommendations. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.