The Moths of Suffolk
239 Tinea columbariella, Wocke, 1877

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Flight Period : Possibly continuously brooded but more prevalent in the summer

Larval foodplants : Birds' nests (house-sparrows, swallows and starlings), dove-cotes and poultry-houses. Occasionally on woollen fabrics

Records : Rushmere St Andrew (J Higgott,

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8-16mm


Confusion species
    AdultTinea pellionella, Case-bearing Clothes MothTinea lanella
Tinea translucensTinea dubiella
Tinea flavescentellaTinea pallescentella, Large Pale Clothes Moth

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