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12.033 ~ 0247 ~ Tinea trinotella ~ Bird's-nest Moth
UK Status

Resident. Common and widespread throughout mainland Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found in scattered sites, mainly in the eastern half of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 11-17mm.

Confusion species

T. semifulvella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine?)


Bird's nests.


Detritus and woollen material in the open.

Lifestage data

Case-bearing. Larva when small or when moulting possibly make a case. Pupates in a rough cylindrical case.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 25th Apr 2011, Middletown