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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 5-8mm.

Foodplant: Bracket fungus, dried fruit and nuts, grain.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded185918831983
Year last recorded188320112002
Number of records252
Number of individuals0131
Unique positions232
Unique locations232
Adult records252
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 9 records from 7 sites. First recorded in 1859.


12.015 Nemapogon granella 02
© Dave Williamson, 20 Oct 2010
12.015 Nemapogon granella 01
© Dave Williamson, 20 Oct 2010

Species Account

Similar species: 0216 Cork Moth Nemapogon cloacella.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Status uncertain, Pelham-Clinton (MBGBI 2) states that many records of granella, especially from northerly localities, have been found to be N. cloacella (Haworth). He regards all Yorkshire records as unconfirmed.

Beaumont, 2002: There is still no confirmed Yorkshire record.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC64. Headingley, Leeds, emerged in numbers in Jan. 2002 from dried mushrooms, stated origin France, purchased in supermarket det. HEB (JKB). FIRST CONFIRMED COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 60, 2010:This is the second Yorkshire record, both resulting from imported products. There is no record of free-flying moths in the county.
VC63. Kirk Smeaton, several emerged from peanuts purchased as bird food in October 2010 gen. det. HEB (DWI). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (HEB, 2011): The two Yorkshire records result from importation with stored products, there is presently no free-flying occurrence within the county. Recorded from Leeds (VC64), infestation in dried mushrooms 2002, stated origin France and from Kirk Smeaton (VC63) in 2010, infestation in peanuts purchased as bird food. A candidate to be found in stored produce more widely.

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