Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nationally Scarce A
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade G See here for explanation
Flight time: May-Aug.
Foodplant: Animal matter and birds' nest detritus.
|Year first recorded||2010|
|Year last recorded||2012|
|Number of records||6|
|Number of individuals||6|
For the county, we have a total of 6 records from 2 sites. First recorded in 2010.
sorry, no pictures available for this species yet
Similar species: 0240 Case-bearing Clothes Moth Tinea pellionella.
Argus 60, 2010: Like many of the clothes moths, all of which have become scarcer in modern times, this species is most often encountered indoors.
VC61. Easington, indoors 29 & 30.6.2010 gen. det. HEB (BRS). NEW COUNTY RECORD.
Current status (HEB, 2011): This moth has a wide distribution in Britain but is relatively infrequently encountered, many records being indoors. Recorded indoors at Kilnsea (VC61) in 2010.