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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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map