Tineidae : Tineinae
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Photo © Raymond A Watson,  Captured by Helen McClennon-Warnock, 5 August 2020, The Thicks.

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Tinea pellionella
Case-bearing Clothes Moth
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Tinea columbariella
Eaves Clothes Moth

Wocke, 1877239 / 12.031

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk.

Life Style: The moth may have two or more broods in the year depending on the habitat. The larvae feed on animal and vegetable detritus primarily in bird’s nests in tree holes or wooden nest boxes, pigeon and poultry houses. They have also been reported indoors.

Identification: This species is smoother less marked than T. pellionella and usually only shows the larger spot in the terminal third of the forewing. Identification can be confirmed by genitalia dissection. More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 5 (9%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1950.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Staverton Thicks Suffolk - Raymond A Watson
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/08/2020+25TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
11/07/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
01/06/2018125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
24/08/2017125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
18/06/2017125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Wingspan: 8-16mm
Flight: possibly continually brooded
Foodplant:   feathers in bird nests and detritus
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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