Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not often Seen. Ipswich in September 1901 (Mly); Orford in July 1902 (Gibbs); Southwold in 1897 (Ctw)
Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk that is possibly under-recorded.
Life Style: A single brooded species that will come to light. It can be found from June to August. The larvae feed on a variety of detrital matter, mainly of plant origin and also stored grain, fungi and rotting wood. They can be found in suitable storehouses that are not treated with insecticide also bird nests and suitable locations in the wider environment.
Identification: Of a somewhat undistinguished appearance. The forewings are of a pale ochre mottled with dark fuscous. The edges of the terminal third of the wing are spotted/chequered. There is an indistinct spot centrally at three fifth and a less distinct one above. The head is sometimes brown rather than fuscous. Genitalia dissection can separate the species from similar moths such as Niditinea fuscella. More Info
Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required
Recorded in 5 (9%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1897. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats