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Summary Data

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.

Forewing: 6mm.

Foodplant: Birds' nest detritus.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded201019822004
Year last recorded201019822011
Number of records115
Number of individuals0011
Unique positions113
Unique locations113
Adult records115
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 7 records from 5 sites. First recorded in 1982.


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Species Account

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.

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