The Moths of Suffolk
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella, Brown House-moth, (Stainton, 1849)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Gardens, houses, woodland, fens, scrub, in a wide variety also barns, hedgerows and grassland

Flight Period : Double-brooded, possibly continuously brooded, May to November

Morley's Final Catalogue : Among the curses introduced from U.S.A. about 1840, not Europe; omnivorous on clothes, skins and dried insects in ill-fitting cabinets. Too ubiquitous with us.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 16-25mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Sudbury, Suffolk (14.v.2009) © Stuart Read

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Found by day in garage - Ipswich, Suffolk (16.viii.2014) © Neil Sherman