The Moths of Suffolk
247 Tinea trinotella, Thunberg, 1794

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : In a variety of habitats

Flight Period : Double-brooded; mid-April and June and mid-July to mid-September

Larval foodplants : In birds' nests and also from woollen material in the open

Morley's Final Catalogue : Copdock (Hkg), Dodnash (Gd), commonly in Ipswich during 1930-5 (Whit.); occasionally at Foxhall, Hemley and Monks Soham light (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 11-17mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Eye, Suffolk (16.vi.2007) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (23.v.2010) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (20.v.2014) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (7.ix.2016) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (11.iv.2017) © Paul Kitchener