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Niditinea fuscella
Brown-dotted Clothes Moth (Linnaeus, 1758)
Tineidae: Tineinae
237 / 12.034
Photo © Dave Appleton,  22/07/2012 - Bawdeswell - female: gen. det. J Clifton

Similar Norfolk Species
Brindled Clothes Moth
Niditinea striolella
Case-bearing Clothes Moth
Tinea pellionella
Wingspan: 11-17mm
Flight: April - Sept.
Foodplant:   Feathers, animal fibres and possibly dry faeces
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
The larvae of this 'clothes moth' actually feed in birds' nests and poultry houses.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 13 (19%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/08/2020127TG20 - Norwich
10/06/2019127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
31/01/2018127TG14 - Sheringham
19/06/2013127TG24 - Cromer
22/07/2012127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
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