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0647 ~ Hofmannophila pseudospretella ~ Brown House-moth
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Common. Recorded throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 16-25mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Occurs in a variety of natural and man-made habitats. Where it is found indoors it can be continuously brooded.


Dead organic material.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on food source where larva feeds up. Pupates in a tough silken cocoon in its feeding place.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 19th Mar 2007, Commins Coch