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Haplotinea insectella
Drab Clothes Moth (Fabricius, 1794)
Tineidae: Perissomasticinae
212 / 12.044
Photo © Nick Watmough,  18/06/2020 - Eaton, Norwich

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 11-20mm
Flight: June - Aug
Foodplant:   Stored vegetable products and also fungus on tree trunks
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Formerly rare, Uncertain.
Old VC27,28 records.

First post Victorian record at Warham Greens in 2014 (D. Appleton, 05/07/14, Gen. Det. J Clifton)

Can be separated from Haplotinea ditella only by dissection of the genitalia, and is similar to other Clothes Moths, but less well marked.

[MBGBI vol2 p169]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 11 (15%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/07/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
17/07/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
04/07/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
30/06/2020127TG14 - Sheringham
24/06/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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