By the Hebrew word we are certainly to understand some species of clothes-moth (tinea). Reference to the destructive habits
of the clothes-moth is made in (Job 4:19; 13:28; Psalms 39:11) etc. (The moth is a well-known insect which in its caterpillar state is very destructive to woollen clothing, furs, etc.
The egg of the moth, being deposited on the fur or cloth, produces a very small shining insect, which immediately forms a
house for itself by cuttings from the cloth. It east away the nap, and finally ruins the fabric. There are more than 1500
species of moths.—McClintock and Strong’s Cyclopedia.)