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Hofmannophila pseudospretella
Brown House Moth

(Stainton, 1849)647 / 28.010

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Among the curses introduced from U.S.A. about 1840, not Europe; omnivorous on clothes, skins and dried insects in £11— fitting cabinets. Too ubiquitous with us.

Recent Status: An abundant species that may be found in human habitation and as commonly, in the wider environment.

Life Style: The moth can be found at any time of the year. The larvae are detritivores and pupate in a tough cocoon.

Identification: The moth is usually brown with black spots arranged specifically. It is also recognisable by the scuttling gait.

Recorded in 45 (78%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1965.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/06/2020225TM14 - Ipswich
29/06/2020126TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
26/06/2020125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
25/06/2020126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
25/06/2020425TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Wingspan: 16-25mm.
Flight: All year.
Foodplant:   Dead animal and plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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