Niditinea striolella

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Niditinea striolella
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tineidae
Genus: Niditinea
Species: N. striolella
Binomial name
Niditinea striolella
(Matsumura, 1931)[1]
  • Tinea striolella Matsumura, 1931
  • Tinea ignotella Zagulajev, 1956
  • Tinea piercella Bentinck, 1935
  • Niditinea piercella
  • Niditinea distinguenda Petersen, 1957
  • Tinea pacifella Zagulajev, 1960
  • Niditinea semidivisa Meyrick, 1934

Niditinea striolella, the brindled clothes moth, is a moth of the Tineidae family. It was described by Matsumura in 1931. It is found from most of Europe to Japan.

The wingspan is 16–21 mm.[2] The ground colour is buff, heavily irrorated with darker scales. Adults are on wing from June to August.

Larvae have been reared from birds' nests, especially those in nest boxes or holes made by woodpeckers.[3] They live within a silken tube or tent.[4]