Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: pRDB3
Local Status: Rare and very local. No recent record.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Foodplant: Larva feeds on fur, hair or feathers, either naturally occurring as in birds' nests or pellets of birds of prey, or in manufactured articles, formerly a troublesome pest in unheated buildings (MBGBI Vol 2).
|Year first recorded||1894||1859||1974|
|Year last recorded||1894||1935||1974|
|Number of records||1||3||1|
|Number of individuals||0||0||0|
For the county, we have a total of 5 records from 5 sites. First recorded in 1859.
sorry, no pictures available for this species yet
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Formerly quite widespread (very common everywhere (Porritt, 1907)), but now very scarce.
2014 (CHF): There have been no more records of this scarce but distinctive species. The last record in 1974 was bred from Barn Owl pellets and this is one of the commonest ways of locating this moth.