The Moths of Suffolk
240 Tinea pellionella, Case-bearing Clothes Moth, Linnaeus, 1758

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to October, with multiple broods indoors

Records : Eye (P Kitchener, 12.ii.2004), Landguard (N Odin, 13.vii.2006, 9.x.2010), Martlesham (S Goddard, 15.vii.2007), Brettenham (M & D Carter,, 11.ix.2010), Minsmere (J Higgott, 24.vii.2010),

Morley's Final Catalogue : The commonest Clothes Moth with us, occurring in all town and country houses, probably throughout the entire County, certainly from Ipswich to Lowestoft.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-16mm


Confusion species
    AdultTinea columbariellaTinea lanella
Tinea translucensTinea dubiella
Tinea flavescentellaTinea pallescentella, Large Pale Clothes Moth

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Trapped by Steve Goddard. - Martlesham, Suffolk (vii.2007) © Neil Sherman

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