Common in houses, and around sheds and outhouses throughout the British Isles. Widespread and rather common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 13-20 mm. A familiar and easily recognised inhabitant of many houses, distinguished from the more frequent Brown House Moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella
by the white head and thorax. Larva feeds on detritus and refuse, as well as dried goods, such as cereals and grain.