|0240 ~ Tinea pellionella ~ Case-bearing Clothes Moth|
Resident. Fairly uncommon but widely distributed throughout the British Isles.
Scattered records from across the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 9-16mm.
T. dubiella, T. translucens, T. lanella, T. flavescentella and T. murariella.
time & Voltinity
Wherever the food source is found.
Woollen products, animal fibres, bird's nests, owl pellets and stored vegetable products.
Case-bearing. Larva feeds in a portable silken tube which is open at each end. Pupates in larval case which is fixed some distance from feeding site.
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Photo by MDH, 1st Aug 2011, Llanfyllin
Photo by MDH, 25th Apr 2011, Middletown
Pic shows larval cases
Photo by MDH, 23rd July 2013, Llanfyllin