The Moths of Suffolk
216 Nemapogon cloacella, Cork Moth, (Haworth, 1828)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Woodland

Flight Period : Outdoors single or double brooded, May to September, indoors probably continuously brooded

Larval foodplants : Various bracket fungus and stored vegetable products, especially common on Piptoporus betulinus

Morley's Final Catalogue : Copdock (Hkg); Bentley Woods, Shotley, Ipswich, common in Monks Soham stables, Southwold (Mly); Leiston (Grey); Aldeburgh (Ctw); Mildenhall on willow.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-18mm


Confusion species
    AdultMorophaga choragellaNemapogon granella, Corn Moth
Nemapogon variatellaNemapogon variatella
Nemapogon ruricolellaNemapogon ruricolella

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Eye, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
2 19 100 34 15 6

Life history chart
pupa imago imago imago imago ovalarvaimago no datano datano data

Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2003) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (ix.2007) © Neil Sherman
Confirmed by Jon Clifton by dissection - Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2011) © Neil Sherman