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Tineola bisselliella
Common Clothes Moth

(Hummel, 1823)236 / 12.026

Norfolk status
Formerly the most abundant clothes moth, but now outnumbered by Case-bearing Clothes Moth Tinea pellionella.

Larvae feed on woollen clothing, upholstery and carpets,

At one time a pest species. Its decline is probably due to the increase in use of man-made fibres and the much drier atmosphere created by central heating. However, reports are once again on the increase with several records in recent years.

Recorded in 18 (24%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
02/02/2024127TG10Cringleford / Intwood
13/11/2023128TF92North Elmham
12/11/2023228TF92North Elmham
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Wingspan: 9-16mm
Flight: Feb - Sept.
Foodplant:   woollen clothing, upholstery and carpets.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult

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