Cork Moth - Nemapogon cloacella


Wingspan 10 to 18 mm.

Identification difficulty

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).

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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