Nemapogon clematella

    Alt Name
    Barred White Clothes Moth
    Description

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

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    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).

    Reference
    12.021 BF220

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map