Nemapogon koenigi

Description

Wingspan around 12 mm. Although superficially similar to Cork Moth Nemapogon cloacella, the markings and overall appearance are generally much darker.

Similar Species

Cork Moth (Nemapogon cloacella).

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

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.

Habitat

Well wooded areas.

When to see it

The moths fly in June and July from late afternoon onwards.

Life History

The larvae feed on fungus and dead and decaying wood.

UK Status

A local and rather scarce species occurring in the south of England northwards to Cumbria.

VC55 Status

Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Reference
12.017 BF217

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map