Oecophoridae: Oecophorinae

0647 (ABH28.010) Brown House-moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella, (Stainton, 1849)

KR02284

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This is commonly found inside houses and can be seen all your round (although more commonly in the summer).

The larvae feed on animal and plant detritus and other materials.


Wingspan: 16-25mm.
Foodplant(s): animal carcasses, plant matter
Flying: All year
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 85 (31.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 21 January to 06 December