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