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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 6-7mm.

Foodplant: Fur, feathers and other decaying material.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19491859188318832007
Year last recorded20091859188320082007
Number of records61221
Number of individuals40011
Unique positions41221
Unique locations51221
Adult records60011
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 12 records from 11 sites. First recorded in 1859.


12.030 Tinea pallescentella 02
© John Bowers, Dec 2011
12.030 Tinea pallescentella 01
© John Bowers

Species Account

Argus 54, 2007:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, indoors 18.7.2007 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2014 (CHF): There are scattered records of this local moth across the county, both indoors and outdoors. Significantly larger than other similar species but if there is any doubt confirmation should be by dissection.

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