Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Tinea pellionella?

I found this moth indoors on Monday (13th) which makes a change from the numerous E. sarcitrella and H. pseudospretella we've been getting this year. I think it's T. pellionella, is this correct?

Outside, on the same night, a Clouded Magpie was attracted to the house lights, which is a new one for the garden.



  1. Looks good to me, Nigel .... unfortunately for you!

  2. I would normally request a specimen for genitalia determination as although pellionella is the most common critical examination is needed to be sure that it is not one of the rarer clothes moths.


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