The Moths of Suffolk
215 Nemapogon granella, Corn Moth, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Formerly local

Flight Period : On the wing from March to September, probably continuously brooded indoors

Larval foodplants : Fungi and stored products. Outside on a variety of bracket fungi, Piptoporus betulinus, Coriolus versicolor, Laetiporus sulphureus and Polyporus squamosus. Indoors on dry-rot fungus (Serpula lacrymans), decayed wood, corks in wine cellars and a variety of stored vegetable products ? dried mushrooms, grain, nuts and dried fruit

Morley's Final Catalogue : Rare in Monks Soham outhouses (Mly); Aldeburgh (Ctw); Lowestoft (Bd); Brandon (Wrn).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-16mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultMorophaga choragellaNemapogon cloacella, Cork Moth
Nemapogon variatellaNemapogon variatella
Nemapogon ruricolellaNemapogon ruricolella

Compare confusion species
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Found indoors (gen. det. Jon Clifton) - Denham , Suffolk (3.iii.2011) © Paul Kitchener

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Found indoors - Ipswich, Suffolk (26.ix.2016) © Paul Kitchener
Flying in daytime - Ipswich, Suffolk (17.iv.2017) © Paul Kitchener