Tinea columbariella

    Alt Name
    Eaves Clothes Moth

    Wingspan 8 to 16 mm. 

    Identification difficulty

    Any site suitable for providing a larval food source – may be near to habitation.

    When to see it

    Mainly recorded in June and July but possibly continually brooded.

    Life History

    Larva feeds on feathers in bird nests and detritus, living within a silken case.

    UK Status

    Uncommon or rarely recorded in Britain – mostly recorded from southern England, with records north to Lancashire. Nationally scarce A.

    VC55 Status

    Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland.  The Sapcote record of 25th June 2018 is the first for VC55.

    12.031 BF239

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map