Moth Life Cycle

Although the life cycle of the moth can be relatively short, moths are capable of doing significant damage to fabrics stored in attics, basements and closets. Some species are capable of producing more than 300 eggs in one lifetime, and development periods are rapid.

The length of the life cycle of the moth depends greatly on on the environment and the species of moth. Warm, dark rooms with 75 percent relative humidity are most ideal for some species development.

The presence of the moth's preferred food source is also paramount. The moth life cycle for webbing clothes moths typically spans 65 to 90 days. Some moth species may live for 30 days, while for others, the immature stages alone take three months to complete.

Moth Identification

Webbing Clothes Moths

Pantry Moths

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