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0236 ~ Tineola bisselliella ~ Common Clothes Moth
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed and fairly common throughout most of the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Uncommon. Just two records taken from the east of the county, the last one from Caersws in 2003. Probably under-recorded.

Wingspan :   M & F, 9-16mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Continuous)


Mainly indoors, occasionally outside.


Woollen products, animal fibres, fish meal, flour and bird's nests.

Lifestage data

Case-bearing. Larva feeds in portable flimsy silken tube that particles of food adhere to, much webbing is produced which may contain several larvae.
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