White-shouldered House-moth - Endrosis sarcitrella


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

Identification difficulty

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)

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

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