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Niditinea fuscella

(Linnaeus, 1758)237 / 12.034

Phil Sterling (2008): This species is widely distributed throughout the British Isles, with a more scattered distribution in the north. It is similar to N. piercella (238) and records prior to 1943, when the moth was recognised in Britain, may refer to the latter if reared from birdís nests. N. fuscella is associated with birdís nests and poultry houses, and occasionally abandoned woollen materials in outhouses. The adult is occasionally seen in houses and comes to light. The larva feeds on... Read More

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Additional Stats

Wingspan: 11-17mm
Flight: April - Sept.
Foodplant:   Feathers, animal fibres and possibly dry faeces
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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