Triaxomera fulvimitrella

    Alt Name
    Four-spotted Clothes Moth

    Wingspan 15 to 22 mm. Quite a well marked and distinctive species.

    Identification difficulty


    When to see it

    Flies from May to July when it may be found at rest on tree trunks.

    Life History

    The larvae feed from September through the winter months in dead wood, or on bracket fungus, especially those growing on Beech or Oak.

    UK Status

    Locally distributed throughout much of mainland Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation'’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.

    VC55 Status

    It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

    12.011 BF225

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map