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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


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)

Tinea pellionella
Lindfield, 19 viii 2016
Photo: Bob Foreman
Tinea pellionella
bred ex Barn Owl pellets Gen det
Confidential, 02 v 2012
Photo: Tony Davis
Tinea pellionella
Findon Valley, 13 vi 2012
Photo: Mike Snelling
Tinea pellionella
Lewes, 26 vi 2012
Photo: Peter Tinning
Tinea pellionella
Larvae feeding on remains of their mother
Lindfield, 04 ix 2016
Photo: Bob Foreman

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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