Tineidae : Perissomasticinae
  Prev | Next  
Photo © Raymond A Watson,  Captured, Helen McClennon-Warnock, 2 July 2020 The Thicks, Wantisden.

Upload a Photo
Haplotinea insectella
Drab Clothes Moth

(Fabricius, 1794)212 / 12.044

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not often Seen. Ipswich in September 1901 (Mly); Orford in July 1902 (Gibbs); Southwold in 1897 (Ctw)

Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk that is possibly under-recorded.

Life Style: A single brooded species that will come to light. It can be found from June to August. The larvae feed on a variety of detrital matter, mainly of plant origin and also stored grain, fungi and rotting wood. They can be found in suitable storehouses that are not treated with insecticide also bird nests and suitable locations in the wider environment.

Identification: Of a somewhat undistinguished appearance. The forewings are of a pale ochre mottled with dark fuscous. The edges of the terminal third of the wing are spotted/chequered. There is an indistinct spot centrally at three fifth and a less distinct one above. The head is sometimes brown rather than fuscous. Genitalia dissection can separate the species from similar moths such as Niditinea fuscella. More Info

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 6 (10%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1897.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

Monopis monachella  |  Psychoides verhuella >

Captured 2 July Helen McClennon -Warnock The Thicks - Raymond A Watson
Hollesley Suffolk. - Raymond A Watson
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/08/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
02/07/2020125TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
21/07/2015+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
July 1902+25TM44 - Orford Ness
September 1901+25TM14 - Ipswich
Show Details | 1990 to 2020 | 2000 to 2020 | Graph Key
Express Record Haplotinea insectella
We need your records!
Do you have records of Haplotinea insectella?
Put your own dot on the map!

Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2021

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 11-20mm
Flight: June - Aug
Foodplant:   Stored vegetable products and also fungus on tree trunks
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2021. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021
We use cookies to personalise content and enhance your experience. By clicking OK or using this site, you consent to the use of cookies unless you disable them. Cookies Policy