De Tinea. cap. 105.
A Moth is called Tinea, & is a worme of clothes, as Isid. saith, & hath that name, for he holdeth the cloth that hée is in, vntill he be within, and eateth and gnaweth it, and is gendered of corrupti∣on of cloth, when the cloath is too long in presse and thicke aire, and is not blo∣wen with winde, neither vnfolded in pure aire. And this worme eateth ye vt∣ter part of the cloath, and wasteth it so slily, that it is not knowen ere it be har∣med, and though he be a sensible beast, yet he hideth himselfe within the cloth, that vnneth he is séene. Mothes hate & flye bitter things and bitter smells, and come not lightly in the cloth yt is sprong with such things, and therefore leaues of the Laurel trée, of Ceders and of Ci∣pres, and other such, put among cloathes in hutches, saueth clothes and also books from corruption and eating of mothes, as Constantine saieth. Also a manner scab of the head is called Tinea,* for it holdeth and cleaueth fast to the skinne. Thereof looke before libr. 5. De capitis infirmitate.