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12.034 ~ 0237 ~ Niditinea fuscella ~ Brown-dotted Clothes Moth
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed throughout the British Isles, but becoming more scarce further north.

Montgomeryshire Status

Uncommon. Just a handful of records.

Wingspan :   M & F, 11-17mm.

Confusion species

N. pieccella, N. fuscella, N. piercella, some Halplotinea spp. and some Tinea spp.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Bird's nests, poultry houses.


Debris in bird's nests, feathers, animal fibres and stored products.

Lifestage data

Case-bearing. Larva feeds in a potable silken tube that particles of food adhere to.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PGC, 8th May 2016, Llanfechain