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12.027 (BF240)

Case-bearing Clothes Moth   

Tinea pellionella
Adult: 4
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Can be common in houses, with two or more broods where heated.

Life cycle

Larvae present February-October, adults May-September.

Larval foodplants

Indoors: fur, hair and feathers.  Outdoors: in birds’ nests and owl pellets.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found near Monreith, Wigtownshire, during July 1899 by K. J. Morton, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found in St John’s Town of Dalry on 21st June 1996 during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering, with the Dumfriesshire first being found at Canonbie on 16th June 1998 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton.

12 record(s) from 9 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2006 2019 2019

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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