Tineidae : Tineinae
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Immature stages

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Tinea dubiella
Buff Clothes Moth
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Large Pale Clothes Moth
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Tinea pellionella
Case-bearing Clothes Moth

Linnaeus, 1758240 / 12.027
=Carpet Moth

Morley’s Final Catalogue: The commonest Clothes Moth with us, occurring in all town and country houses, probably throughout the entire County, certainly from Ipswich to Lowestoft.

Recent Status: Considerably less common than in Morley’s time owing to household carpets, furniture and garments being commonly made from plastic materials.

Life Style: A case bearing species that is found both indoors and in the wider environment. It feeds on animal detritus such as wool and feathers. It is multi-brooded indoors.

Identification: There are three similar Tinea species T. pellionella, T. dubiella and T. columbariella. These are too similar that they can only identified by genitalia dissection. More Info

Recorded in 14 (24%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2004.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/05/2020125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
22/05/2020+25TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
30/03/2020125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
24/02/2020125TM14 - Ipswich
21/07/2019125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Wingspan: 9-16mm
Flight: February - Oct.
Foodplant:   wool and fur, feathers, birds' nests.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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