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Tineola bisselliella (Hummel, 1823)

Uncommonly observed in Belgium, but probably overlooked in many places.

The larva lives on wool, fur, hair and various material of animal origin. It constructs a silken tube and pupates in a spindle-shaped cocoon.

The adults have been observed from February till October. Often found indoors.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Mortsel, 09 June 2004.
(Photo © Leo Janssen
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