Trichophaga tapetzella - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

TINEIDAE

Tineinae

Las Descargues, 22 May 2010
Trichophaga tapetzella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Trichophaga tapetzella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Tapestry Moth

Wingspan: 15-22mm

A univotine species on the wing from May to early September when it is occasionally taken at light but more often encountered in barns and houses.

The larva feeds on fur, hair and feathers often in birds' nests.

 

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