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Distribution


 
 

Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Aug.

Forewing: 6-9mm.

Foodplant: Bracket fungus on dead wood.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63VC64
Year first recorded1883185918831972
Year last recorded2014201320121987
Number of records74116
Number of individuals61114
Unique positions64104
Unique locations54104
Adult records7486
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 28 records from 23 sites. First recorded in 1859.
 

Photos


0223 Nemaxera betulinella 03
© Andy Nunn
0223 Nemaxera betulinella 02
© Damian Money
0223 Nemaxera betulinella 01
© Charlie Streets, July 23rd 09.

Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widely distributed but not recorded from VC65.

2013 (CHF): There are scattered records across the county though we still have no record from VC65. This is another species whose larvae feed on bracket fungi, especially Piptoporus betulitinus, one of the commonest bracket fungi on birch. The markings of the adult are usually sufficiently distinctive to identify this species if care is taken.
 

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