Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Household Casebearer Moth
Phereoeca uterella (Walsingham, 1897)

Family: Tineidae
Subfamily: Tineinae
Identification: Forewing gray with up to four spots and a brush of long, lighter gray hair-like scales along inner margin of hindwing; males are smaller, thinner, and have a less distinctive wing pattern than females
Wing Span: male wingspan 0.7-0.9 cm; female wingspan 1.0-1.3 cm
Life History:
Caterpillar Hosts: old spider webs; may also eat woolen goods
Adult Food:
Range: Southern United States
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.
Get your BAMONA Gear!

Hoodies and t-shirts in two designs!

Advertise with us!

Do you have a product or service that you think would interest BAMONA users? If you would like to advertise on this website, contact us by email, or use the contact form and select the "Advertising" category.