Tineidae : Nemapogoninae
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Nemapogon ruricolella
Gold-sheen Clothes Moth

(Stainton, 1849)219 / 12.019
Norfolk status
Rare, possibly overlooked.

Very similar to N. cloacella, slightly larger with distinctive pale reddish brown subapical area and whitish irregular postmedian spot.

Records confused with N. cloacella until clearly separated by Pierce & Metcalfe (1934)

Records from Great Ellingham (Knott, 2009) Hindolveston (Clifton, 2010)

Feeds on various bracket fungi, including Razorstrop Fungus, a widespread resident on birch trees.

[MBGBI vol2 p179]

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 13 (18%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/08/2021128TF91 - Dereham
25/06/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
23/06/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
22/07/2020128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
09/07/2020128TF91 - Dereham
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Wingspan: 10-14mm
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Bracket fungi.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult

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