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Summary Data


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: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: Fungi and dead wood, often birch.

Regional breakdown:

 VC62VC63
Year first recorded19512010
Year last recorded19512010
Number of records11
Number of individuals11
Unique positions11
Unique locations11
Adult records11
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. First recorded in 1951.
 

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Species Account


Similar species: 0216 Cork Moth Nemapogon cloacella.

Argus 60, 2010: A local moth throughout England with most records from the southern counties but it has occurred in the west as far north as Westmoreland and in Co. Durham.
VC63. Potteric Carr NR, 9.8.2010 gen. det. (RIH). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2013 (CHF): There have been no further records of this species which like many in the genus feeds on bracket fungi and rotten wood. The markings tend to be darker than Nemapogon cloacella but identification should be confirmed by dissection.
 

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