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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 6-7mm.

Foodplant: Fungus on dead wood.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1868188320091924
Year last recorded1868201320091924
Number of records1311
Number of individuals0210
Unique positions1311
Unique locations1311
Adult records1211
Immature records0100

For the county, we have a total of 6 records from 6 sites. First recorded in 1868.


12.021 Nemapogon clematella 05
© Terry Box, 21 Jul 2018
12.021 Nemapogon clematella 04 larval frass on fungi on Hazel
© Dave Shenton
12.021 Nemapogon clematella 03 larval frass on fungi on Hazel
© Dave Shenton
12.021 Nemapogon clematella 02
© Dave Shenton
12.021 Nemapogon clematella 01
© Charles Fletcher, 10 Jul 2009

Species Account

Argus 58, 2009:
VC64. Hackfall Woods, 1.7.2009 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2013 (CHF): One of the more distinctive members of this genus and adults are unlikely to be confused with any other. An uncommon moth with few recent records. The larvae feed on fungi on dead wood, and often give their presence away by the frass. Typically the larvae feed on hazel branches which are affected by the small black circular fruiting bodies of the fungus Diatrype disciformis.

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