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0240 ~ Tinea pellionella ~ Case-bearing Clothes Moth
UK Status

Resident. Fairly uncommon but widely distributed throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Uncommonly found in the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 9-16mm.

Confusion species


T. dubiella, T. translucens, T. lanella, T. flavescentella and T. murariella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine+)

Habitat

Wherever the food source is found.

Foodplant

Woollen products, animal fibres, bird's nests, owl pellets and stored vegetable products.

Lifestage data

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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Montgomeryshire photos

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