The Moths of Suffolk
237 Niditinea fuscella, Brown-dotted Clothes Moth, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Flight Period : April to September, with majority of records in July

Larval foodplants : Feathers, animal fibres and possibly dry faeces, in birds' nests and poultry-houses

Morley's Final Catalogue : A very few specimens in Ipswich and Monks Soham houses during May to July (Mly). Frequent throughout the east half of Suffolk, up to Lowestoft.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 11-17mm


Confusion species
    AdultNiditinea striolella

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Eye, Suffolk (9.v.2008) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Found inside house - Thetford, Norfolk ( © Lee Gregory