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12.03 ~ 0245 ~ Tinea pallescentella ~ Large Pale Clothes Moth
UK Status

Resident. Widely recorded in the British Isles, more common in the north.

Montgomeryshire Status

This species was first recorded in 2015 at Derwenlas in the far west of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F 15-22mm.

Confusion species

Tinea pellionella
Flight time & Voltinity (Continuous)




A variety of organic materials; e.g. wool, feathers and hair.

Lifestage data

Case-bearing. Eggs laid on food. Larva forms a case only when moulting. Pupates in a tough cocoon away from the feeding site.
Montgomeryshire photos
Photo by AT, 19th Nov 2015, Derwenlas