Formerly the most abundant clothes moth, but now outnumbered by Case-bearing Clothes Moth Tinea pellionella.
Larvae feed on woollen clothing, upholstery and carpets,
At one time a pest species. Its decline is probably due to the increase in use of man-made fibres and the much drier atmosphere created by central heating.
Recorded in 14 (19%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.