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Monday, 12 July 2021

An unwelcome first for VC65

I have claimed Tinea pellionella caught in the house on three previous occasions but not taken photos or kept specimens.  I caught this one during the evening of 29 June and eventually managed to get a photo without letting it escape, and this time dispatched the moth to Charlie Fletcher for gen. det. confirmation.  As usual, Charlie got back to me without delay confirming that it was indeed what I suspected and was a first for VC65.  The fact that the common name for this moth is Case-bearing Clothes Moth does make this a rather unwelcome addition to the house list.

12.027 Tinea pellionella Case-bearing Clothes Moth

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