Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nationally Scarce B
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade G See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Birds' nest detritus.
|Year first recorded||2010||1982||2004|
|Year last recorded||2010||1982||2011|
|Number of records||1||1||5|
|Number of individuals||0||0||11|
For the county, we have a total of 7 records from 5 sites. First recorded in 1982.
sorry, no pictures available for this species yet
Similar species: 0237 Brown-dotted Clothes Moth Niditinea fuscella.
Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC64. Hackfall Woods, two from nest boxes 24.6.2004 conf. HEB (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Argus 60, 2010: An obscure and overlooked moth, usually associated with nests of hole nesting birds.
VC61. Rudston, 9.7.2010 gen. det. HEB (ASE). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2014 (CHF): There have been several recent records in the county, mostly from birds nests. Not an easy moth to identify and if there is any doubt it should be dissected.