Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: May-Jul.
Foodplant: Bracket fungus, dried fruit and nuts, grain.
|Year first recorded||1948||1859||1883||1965||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||140||44||110||33||10|
|Number of individuals||131||47||138||68||8|
For the county, we have a total of 337 records from 129 sites. First recorded in 1859.
Similar species: Confusion species is 0215 Corn Moth Nemapogon granella. Several other similar, but scarce, species to consider: 0216a Nemapogon inconditella, 0217 Nemapogon wolffiella, and 0218 Nemapogon variatella, 0219 Nemapogon ruricolella.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties, widely distributed and often very common.
2013 (CHF): Common and widespread across the county, usually in woodland. Most records are at light but many are in the daytime. The larvae feed in bracket fungi. If any of the rarer look-alike species are suspected, they should be confirmed by dissection.