Saturday, 15 February 2014

White-shouldered House-moth Endrosis sarcitrella

Taken in the house yesterday this White-shouldered House-moth takes me to 1 all in the macro v micro stakes. I have run the moth trap several times but the generally low temperatures, rain and wind is not encouraging any moths on to the wing. It was generally milder last night but wet and very windy.
Pam blames this moth, and by direct inference me, for the holes in any of her clothing but the larvae of the White-shouldered House-moth do not generally feed on textiles preferring dead animal and vegetable matter. It is common and widespread and the adults can be found in any month of the year.
There were 2 Chestnut in the trap this morning so the macro moth count increases to 2.
White-shouldered House-moth

1 comment:

  1. Kateysfirst comment was that will put holes in your clothes........��


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