The family of the Clothes Moths (Tineidae), also called dust moths, includes about 60 different species. In the resting position, the wings are held in the “roof shape” at a fairly steep angle. The length of the forewing is very variable, 3 – 16 mm. The forewing has often a faint brown and sometimes with a specific pattern. The head is roughly hairy and the antennae are often filamentous about three-quarters of the length of the forewing.
Cork Moth – 2019 (NL)
The Cork Moth (Nemapogon cloacella) is a striking appearance that is well attracted to light during moth sessions. The head has yellow-orange hair and the forewing is a mix of pale brown, reddish-brown, and whitish colors. This mix of colors has a striking white spot and some dark brown markings. Host plant: Mosses and fungi. Dutch name: Gewoon kroeskopje. Frisian name: –