The Moths of Suffolk
224 Triaxomera parasitella, (Hübner, 1796)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to July

Larval foodplants : Variety of bracket fungi (Coriolus versicolor) and rotten wood

Morley's Final Catalogue : Quite rare in our County. Not observed since it was taken before 1890 at Brandon (Warren), till one occurred in a Coddenham chalk-pit on 3 June (Mly) and another at Ipswich (Whit.) in 1934. One on dead birch stump at Lowestoft in 1936 (Gd).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 16-21mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultMorophaga choragella
Nemapogon granella, Corn Moth
Nemapogon cloacella, Cork Moth
Nemaxera betulinella

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Cutlers Wood, Suffolk (7.vi.2010) © A Prichard