The Moths of Suffolk
219 Nemapogon ruricolella, (Stainton, 1849)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : Bracket fungi including Coriolus versicolor and Piptoporus betulinus

Records : Ipswich (J Higgott & J Langmaid, 19.vi.2000), Rushmere St Andrew (J Higgott, 19.iv.2004), Minsmere (J Higgott & R Harvey, 9.vii.2005; J Higgott, 29.vi.2006; R Harvey, 10.v2006 & 6.viii.2007), Landguard (N Odin, 6.viii.2007)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-14mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultMorophaga choragella
Nemapogon granella, Corn Moth
Nemapogon cloacella, Cork Moth
Nemapogon variatella

Compare confusion species
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Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (18.vi.2017) © Paul Kitchener