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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.

Recorded in 12 (17%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

Trichophaga tapetzella  |  Tinea pellionella >

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/2020128TF91 - Dereham
29/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
19/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
16/07/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
03/07/2020127TG20 - Norwich
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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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