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Tinea pellionella Linnaeus, 1758

Case-bearing Clothes Moth
12.0270 (B&F: 240)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Tineoidea
  »Family: Tineidae
   »Subfamily: Tineinae
    »Tribe: Phalacropterygini

Status and ecology:

National Status: Local

Resident. Adults usually occur singly , both indoors and outside in both vice-counties. Number of broods is uncertain, as since the advent of central heating adults have been seen throughout the year. Larvae feed on animal matter, including hair, feathers, cloth and carpets containing wool. (Pratt, 2011)

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Lindfield, 19 viii 2016 Photo: Bob Foreman

Tinea pellionella

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