The Moths of Suffolk
196 Morophaga choragella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Flight Period : June to mid-September

Larval foodplants : Various bracket fungus (Ganoderma, Leptisporus, Phellinus, Piptoporus) or possibly rotten wood

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 20-30mm


Confusion species
    AdultNemapogon granella, Corn Moth
Nemapogon cloacella, Cork Moth
Nemaxera betulinella
Triaxomera parasitella

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Eye, Suffolk (27.vii.2005) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
41 100 47 5

Life history chart
larva larva larva larva larvapupa pupa imago ovalarvaimago larva larva larva larva

Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2004) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (4.vii.2017) © Paul Kitchener