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White-shouldered House Moth

Endrosis sarcitrella

Description:

This moth is a common species, found by now almost worldwide due to its synanthropic habits. It occurs regularly inside buildings, and being continuously-brooded, can be found at any time of year. It frequents light sources, and can be found in outbuildings where dried food such as grain is kept. It also inhabits birds nests. The larva is a little grub-like caterpillar and lives on dry plant and animal debris, where it spins itself a small silken hideout. Recorded foodstuffs include dried fruits, cereals (including bran and flour) and other seeds, potatoes, rotting wood, and even insect specimens, wool and old textiles, and guano.

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MarkBockstael
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MarkBockstael

Oud-Heverlee, Vlaanderen, Belgium

Spotted on Aug 20, 2011
Submitted on Jul 21, 2012

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