The Moths of Suffolk
223 Nemaxera betulinella, (Paykull, 1785)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Formerly rare

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to August, possibly double-brooded

Larval foodplants : Bracket fungi (Piptoporus betulinus and Coriolus versicolor) and occasionally on rotten wood

Morley's Final Catalogue : One in Bentley Woods on 4 August 1937 (A. P. Waller).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-19mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultMorophaga choragella
Nemapogon granella, Corn Moth
Nemapogon cloacella, Cork Moth
Triaxomera parasitella

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (11.vii.2011) © Neil Sherman

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (18.viii.2012) © Neil Sherman