Niditinea fuscella, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Niditinea fuscella, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Niditinea fuscella (Linnaeus, 1758)


Niditinea fuscella is a moth of the family Tineidae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Niditinea fuscella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Tinea fuscella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Tinea spretella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Tinea crinitella (Schrank, 1802)

Tinea fuscipunctella (Haworth, 1828)

Tinea nubilipennella (Clemens, 1859)

Tinea abligatella (Walker, 1863)

Niditinea ignotella (Walker, 1864)

Oecophora frigidella (Packard, 1867)

Tinea griseella (Chambers, 1873)

Tinea eurinella (Zagulajev, 1952)

Tinea distans (Gozmány, 1959)

Common name

Brown-dotted Clothes Moth


Superfamily: Tineoidea > Family: Tineidae > Subfamily: Tineinae > Genus: Niditinea


10-16 mm


Dry and warm areas.

Food Plant

The larva feeds in birds’ nests and poultry houses, mainly on dried feathers and other dried animal and vegetable matter.

Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Lepiforum e. V.

Lepidoptera Mundi

Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa