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Niditinea fuscella

(Linnaeus, 1758) 237 / 12.034

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Yorkshire Status: Rare and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Porritt (1907) listed this species as common, although it had been recorded sporadically from vice-counties 62 and 63 there is only a single record from VC64, Askham Bog in 1929 (AS coll.) and none are to hand from vice-counties 61 and 65.

Argus 47, 2001-04: VC61. Spurn, 20.6.1999 det. HEB (BRS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 50, 2005: VC61. Spurn, reared commonly from bird nest material collected 1998 (BE) (pre-dates previously published vice-county record), 13.6-13.8.2005 (BRS).

2014 (CHF): Although this species is meant to feed in bird's nests, most of our records are indoors in houses where the larvae feed on other animal products, but not usually on clothes in spite of the vernacular name Brown-dotted Clothes Moth. Identification is not always easy and if in any doubt it should be dissected. There have been increasing records in recent years.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 20 (10%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1859.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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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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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/09/2022161SE94 - Middleton-on-the-Wolds
20/09/2022161TA05 - Driffield
07/07/2022161SE94 - Middleton-on-the-Wolds
13/03/2022161SE94 - Middleton-on-the-Wolds
20/02/2022161SE94 - Middleton-on-the-Wolds
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