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Tinea pellionella
Case-bearing Clothes Moth

Linnaeus, 1758240 / 12.027
=Carpet Moth
Norfolk status
One of the clothes moths, better known as the Carpet Moth.

Local in houses, bird nests, barns, warehouses and granaries throughout the British Isles.

The adults are generally on the wing between June and October, but may appear outside this period since they often live inside buildings.

The larvae are incredibly destructive, they can munch their way through wool carpets at remarkable speed and render them bald.
This case-bearing moth is so named due to the silken case the larvae weaves to protect itself while it is eating your carpet. It can turn around inside to eat at both ends. When it is large enough this case is sealed while the grub pupates and becomes an adult moth.

Recorded in 42 (57%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1985.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/09/2021128TF64 - Hunstanton
22/08/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
18/08/2021127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
05/08/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
31/07/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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Wingspan: 9-16mm
Flight: June - Oct.
Foodplant:   wool and fur, feathers, birds' nests.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  (4)
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