The Moths of Suffolk
234 Trichophaga tapetzella, Tapestry Moth, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : pRDB3

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Formerly local

Flight Period : May to August

Larval foodplants : Fur, hair and feathers

Morley's Final Catalogue : Cosmopolitan, on wool and fur. Doubtless frequent, but less general with us than Bloomfield indicates. In fur of a dead Mole at Foxhall on 23 September 1899; occasionally in Monks Soham arouse and at light,Gorleston palings (D).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 15-22mm


Confusion species : None

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