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Summary Data

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.

Forewing: 5-8mm.

Foodplant: Animal matter and birds' nest detritus.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded18851885
Year last recorded20082008
Number of records1734
Number of individuals3774
Unique positions1428
Unique locations1530
Adult records1020
Immature records36

For the region, we have a total of 34 records from 30 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0240 Tinea pellionella 01 larva
© Jack Oughton

Species Account

Similar species: 0243 Tinea dubiella.

For further information refer UK Moths.


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