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12.030 (BF245)

Large Pale Clothes Moth   

Tinea pallescentella
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Sometimes comes to light.

Life cycle

Adults fly all year round.

Larval foodplants

Wool, fur, feathers or refuse of animal origin such as dead animals and in birds’ nests.  Feeds without a case.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Portencorkrie, Drummore, Wigtownshire, during 2015.

2 record(s) from 1 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2015

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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