White-shouldered House-moth - Endrosis sarcitrella

Description

Wingspan 15-21 mm. Distinctive because of its white 'shoulders'.

Habitat

Occurs regularly inside buildings.

When to see it

Being continuously-brooded, it can be found at any time of year indoors.

Life History

The larvae live on dried plant and animal debris. The species has been accidentally introduced into many parts of the world with dried stored goods.

UK Status

Very common throughout Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

Reference
28.009 BF648

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map