The Moths of Suffolk
236 Tineola bisselliella, Common Clothes Moth, (Hummel, 1823)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Formerly local

Flight Period : February to September

Larval foodplants : animal matter such as animal furs, woollen fabrics, fish meal, flour

Morley's Final Catalogue : In profusion in Ipswich houses (Pyett), and my study there (Mly); Hemley, Leiston, Southwold and in Gorleston houses. Never seen at Monks Soham.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-16mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (7.vii.2012) © Neil Sherman