Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Late Mar-Oct.
Foodplant: Animal matter and birds' nest detritus.
|Year first recorded||1948||1859||1883||2004|
|Year last recorded||2014||2013||2014||2014|
|Number of records||24||5||24||41|
|Number of individuals||30||3||22||92|
For the county, we have a total of 94 records from 33 sites. First recorded in 1859.
Similar species: The rarer 0242 Tinea translucens or 0243 Tinea dubiella without dissection of the genitalia.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and although less frequent than formerly is still quite common but not recorded from VC65. There is a possibility that some of the published records may refer to T.dubiella (Stainton) which has not been recorded in Yorkshire.
2014 (CHF): Still widespread across the county but quite local. Most records are indoors though it can come to light. If in any doubt, identification should be confirmed by dissection as there are other similar-looking species.