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Tinea dubiella
Buff Clothes Moth Stainton, 1859
Tineidae: Tineinae
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Photo © Keith Kerr,  04/08/2021 - Litcham (garden)

Similar Norfolk Species
Case-bearing Clothes Moth
Tinea pellionella
Large Pale Clothes Moth
Tinea pallescentella
Wingspan: 9-15mm
Flight: May - Sept
Foodplant:   Animal materials from birds' nests
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Adults found throughout the summer.
Larvae feed on animal materials from birds' nests (especially swallows) and owl pellets.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 7 (9%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1994.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/08/2021128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
26/06/2021127TG14 - Sheringham
26/05/2021127TG14 - Sheringham
25/03/2021127TG14 - Sheringham
26/06/2020128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
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