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hagai2003
Ramat Hasharon
Israel

March 22, 2013
11:57 AM

Post #9458214

Hi guys,
I have a couple of these coming from the floor every night...
they are very small - like 1cm, have a little head and crawl very slowly.
a bit worries about this.

Can anyone tell me what it is?

Thanks.

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

March 22, 2013
12:07 PM

Post #9458226

Case-bearing caterpillar in family Tineidae - possibly a household casebearer - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phereoeca_uterella
hagai2003
Ramat Hasharon
Israel

March 22, 2013
12:50 PM

Post #9458250

Thanks for the quick reply!!
any idea what I do with this thing?
Is it dangerous to be around?
it's like a butterfly layed eggs in my house somewhere and the eggs are starting to pop?

Sorry - I have zero knowledge about these things...
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

March 22, 2013
2:26 PM

Post #9458330

They basically are nuisance pests. Although closely related to clothes moths, they appear to prefer feeding on old spider webs and the like.

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