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Trichophaga tapetzella
Tapestry Moth (Linnaeus, 1758)
Tineidae: Tineinae
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Photo © Jemma And Graham Buck,  16 Aug 2019 Vienne (dept. 86) France - found next to owl pellets in the barn

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 15-22mm
Flight: May - Aug.
Foodplant:   Fur, hair and feathers
Nat Status: pRDB3
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Once widespread and abundant, now very rare since the 1940's and the introduction of artificial fibres and insecticides.

VC27 records [MBGBI vol2 p191]

Records from 1874 - C. Barrett.
"A pest in warehouses and homes where larvae devour garments and organic items."

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 5 (7%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 1990.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
July 1990128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
1939+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
1874+27TG20 - Norwich
1874+27TG50 - Yarmouth
1874+28TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
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