Tineidae: Tineinae

0240 (ABH12.027) Case-bearing Clothes Moth Tinea pellionella, Linnaeus, 1758

KR00671

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
ex. Larva, Great Staughton
ex. Larva, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Larvae and cases found on a woollen scarf - Great Staughton
Larvae and cases found on a woollen scarf - Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

This is one of the 'clothes moths'. The adults are generally on the wing between June and October, but may appear outside this period since they often live inside buildings.


Wingspan: 9-16mm
Foodplant(s): woollen materials, fur, feathers, birds' nests
Flying: One generation, June-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 21 (7.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 22 April to 02 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 10 November to 20 December

Similar Species
Colonsay
Colonsay
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Large Pale Clothes Moth Tinea pallescentella


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Glossy
Colours:
White, Brown