Wingspan around 12 mm. Although superficially similar to Cork Moth Nemapogon cloacella, the markings and overall appearance are generally much darker.
Cork Moth (Nemapogon cloacella).
Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required. Whilst it may be possible to identify this species visually, we ask, where possible, that the specimen is retained in case it is required to verify the record.
Well wooded areas.
The moths fly in June and July from late afternoon onwards.
The larvae feed on fungus and dead and decaying wood.
A local and rather scarce species occurring in the south of England northwards to Cumbria.
Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015