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Nemapogon granella
Corn Moth (Linnaeus, 1758)
Tineidae: Nemapogoninae
215 / 12.015
Photo © Paul Kitchener

Similar Suffolk Species
Cork Moth
Nemapogon cloacella
Large Clothes Moth
Morophaga choragella
Wingspan: 9-16mm
Flight: February - Sept.
Foodplant:   Fungi and stored products.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Rare in Monks Soham outhouses (Mly); Aldeburgh (Ctw) Lowestoft (Bd); Brandon (Wrn).

Recent Status: A scarce species in Suffolk.

Life Style: The moth has been found from February to September. The larvae feed on polyporous fungi but can also be found feeding in stored vegetable matter and even on cork.

Identification: The species is similar in appearance to N. cloacella. However the dark central mark on the costa does not narrow and then show a thin wide mark but it may extend. There are often further distinct dark marks on the costa. The termen is often dark spotted. Unless a good photograph is available an initial record must be backed up by genitalia dissection. More Info

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 3 (5%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2009.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/08/2021126TL94 - Lavenham/Boxford
03/03/2011125TM17 - Eye/Hoxne
02/06/2009126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
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