Cork Moth - Nemapogon cloacella

    Description

    Wingspan 10 to 18 mm.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    A fairly common species throughout most of Britain, and found chiefly in woodland, especially where there is dead wood.

    When to see it

    The adult flies during the summer months, mainly at dusk, though it sometimes flies in sunshine.

    Life History

    The larvae feed mainly on types of bracket fungus.

    UK Status

    A fairly common species throughout most of Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant).

    Reference
    12.016 BF216

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map