Nemapogon clematella

Alternative names
Barred White Clothes Moth

Wingspan 12 to 15 mm. One of the more distinctive of the Tineidae with a dark bar across a white wing.

Identification difficulty

Mature woodland and well wooded areas.

When to see it

May to August.

Life History

The larvae feed on fungus growing on dead branches of various trees, or in rotten wood.

UK Status

Distributed over much of England and Wales but rather local. In the Butterfly Conservation’'s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.

VC55 Status

It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

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

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