Tineidae: Tineinae

00671 Case-bearing Clothes Moth Tinea pellionella, Linnaeus, 1758

BF0240 (ABH12.027)


General Information

This is one of the 'clothes moths'. The adults are generally on the wing between June and October, but may appear outside this period since they often live inside buildings.

Wingspan: 9-16mm
Foodplant(s): woollen materials, fur, feathers, birds' nests
Flying: One generation, June-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status:

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Large Pale Clothes Moth Tinea pallescentella

Larva Type:
White, Brown