Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nationally Scarce B
Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade G See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Jul.
Foodplant: Bracket fungus on birch.
|Year first recorded||1984|
|Year last recorded||2001|
|Number of records||3|
|Number of individuals||3|
For the county, we have a total of 3 records from 3 sites. First recorded in 1984.
Similar species: 0216 Cork Moth Nemapogon cloacella.
2013 (CHF): A rare moth in the county with only two confirmed records. Very similar in appearance to Nemapogon cloacella and identification should be confirmed by dissection. It was at one time thought to be a form of N. cloacella so records were confused until the two species were clearly separated by Pierce and Metcalfe in 1934. It tends to be commoner in the south of the country. The larvae feed on bracket fungi.