Tineidae : Tineinae

Similar Norfolk Species
Tinea pellionella
Case-bearing Clothes Moth
Tinea dubiella
Buff Clothes Moth
Tinea pallescentella
245 Large Pale Clothes Moth
Stainton, 185112.030
Norfolk status
Rare. Uncertain.
Slightly larger, and more generally speckled than similar species.
Probably introduced from South America during the 19th century.

VC27,28 records [MBGBI vol2 p203]

Recorded in 5 (7%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2012.


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Wingspan: 12-25mm
Season: all months of the year.
Foodplant:   Animal materials, including wool, hair and feathers. It has also been bred from a wasp's nest
Nat Status: Local
 Immature Adult
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