Tineidae : Nemapogoninae
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Photo © Dave Appleton,  10/02/2016 - North Elmham - male, gen det (found indoors, cold outside, perhaps accidentally transported from a farm shop 4 days earlier)

Immature stages

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Nemapogon cloacella
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Nemapogon granella
Corn Moth

(Linnaeus, 1758)215 / 12.015
Norfolk status
Local. Rare.
Very similar to other species in the group, in particular N. cloacella

Larvae feed on grain and other stored vegetable products indoors, as well as various bracket fungi out of doors.

Recently recorded on Piptoporus betulinus - Razor-strop Fungus (an extremely common fungus on Silver Birch trees), collected from Selbrigg Pond, Norfolk, Jan 2008. Hatched Sept 2008. M.Ottley J.Welton.
(42 empty pupal cases noted)

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 12 (16%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/05/2021128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
01/06/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
16/05/2020228TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
16/05/2020328TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
15/05/2020128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 9-16mm
Flight: March - Sept.
Foodplant:   Fungi and stored products.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult

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