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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 14 (19%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/09/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
26/06/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
25/06/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
24/06/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
19/06/2021228TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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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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