A variety of moth species and their larvae feed on textiles such as wool, hair, fur, feathers and debris. This includes the Brown House Moth, White Shouldered House Moth and the larvae of Clothes Moths
Brown House Moths have golden-bronze wings with black flecks. The White Shouldered House Moths has mottled wings with a white head and white shoulders where the wings are attached to the body. Its larvae look like cream-coloured caterpillars with a brown head. The Common Clothes Moth has pale plain golden-buff wings fringed with hair and the larvae are white caterpillars with golden-brown heads.