Bird’s-nest Moth Tinea trinotella
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Tineidae » Tineinae
This small greyish-buff moth has three dark spots on the forewing, . It also sports a yellowish or orange head-tuft, resulting in its diagnostic appearance..Their forewings are a plain greyish-buff with a golden hue, and bear the one large, one medium and one small clear-cut black dots referenced in the specific name trinotella. On the head, they have a tuft of yellow or orange hairs.
The larva lives in a portable case, and is quite common in birds' nests, where it feeds on detritus and food remains.
Flying at night, and often visiting light-traps, the adults are at large between May and August, with possibly two generation