Tineidae: Tineinae

0247 (ABH12.033) Tinea trinotella, Thunberg, 1794

KR00687

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This species has three dark spots on the forewing (hence its scientific name) and a yellow head tuft.

Both sexes come to light.

Wingspan: 11-17mm
Foodplant(s): birds' nests
Flying: Two generations, April-June and July-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 67 (24.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 22 April to 23 September