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Tinea trinotella

Thunberg, 1794247 / 12.033

Phil Sterling (2008): A widespread species throughout the British Isles. The adult of this small species, recognised by the three black dots on its ochreous forewing, flies at night and is attracted to light. It is generally commoner than T. semifulvella (246). The larva normally feeds on birdsí nests in open situations. Before 1970 within Dorset, there are 10 records mainly from the south-east of the county; since 1970 there have been 48 records, spread across Dorset, with most being recorded... Read More


Additional Stats

Wingspan: 11-17mm
Flight: Two Generations. Apr-June. Jul-August.
Foodplant:   birds' nests
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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