Tinea semifulvella is quite an unmistakable species. Near the top of the wings are a few beautiful rosa smears. There is also a blackish bow in the lower side of the upper wings. These are designed to make a beautiful black dot when the animal keeps the wings together. Even though Tinea semifulvella belongs to the clothes moths it never enters our houses. It is not even a very common species. The larvae live in old bird's nests mainly. They are white and rather similar to maggots. The adult moths appear from May to September chiefly. Tinea semifulvella is to be found in small numbers all over England and Wales, especially in and near woodlands.