Although the life cycle of the moth is comparatively short, moths are capable of doing major damage to fabrics stored in attics, basements and closets. Some species are able of producing more than 300 eggs in one lifetime and it development periods are speedy.
The length of life cycle of the moth depends very much on humidity levels. Warm, dark rooms with 75 per cent relative dampness are most ideal for the moth development. The presence of the moth’s chosen fabric is also paramount. The moth life cycle for webbing clothes moths classically spans 65 to 90 days. Some moth species may live only 30 days, while for others, the immature stages alone take three months to complete the mature stage.