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12.026 (BF236)

Common Clothes Moth   

Tineola bisselliella
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Feeds from a silken tube.  Has declined in recent years.

Life cycle

Larval period unknown.  Adults fly February-September.

Larval foodplants

In houses, on woollen clothing, upholstery and carpets, as well as other materials of animal origin such as fur and hair.  In the open, has been found in birds’ nests but only when near human habitation.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Blawbare, near Closeburn, during 2004, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Kippford on 16th June 2006.

4 record(s) from 3 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2006 2020
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 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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