The Moths of Suffolk
220 Nemapogon clematella, (Fabricius, 1781)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to August

Larval foodplants : Fungal growths under the bark of dead twigs of elm, oak, beech and hawthorn, the cushion fungus Hypoxylon fuscum on alder twigs, the bracket fungus Fomes fomentarius and rotten wood

Morley's Final Catalogue : Apparently rather local. Bentley in 1931 (Whit.); Hemley and abundant in1933 at Southwold (Wlr); Bungay in 1903 by Mrs. Mann (Trans.i, 35); a few at light beside Fritton Lake in August 1934-5 (l.c. ii, p. clxxxiii).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-15mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Silk tubes created by larva feeding on fungus - Fleet, Hampshire (20.iii.2006) © Rob Edmunds
Silk tubes created by larva feeding on fungus - Fleet, Suffolk (20.iii.2006) © Rob Edmunds
Larval feeding signs - Bradfield Woods, Suffolk (12.iv.2012) © A Prichard