Triaxomera fulvimitrella

Alternative names
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).

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map