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Morophaga choragella
Large Clothes Moth

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)196 / 12.010

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: Recorded across Suffolk but not common.

Life Style: A single brooded species that flies from May to August and comes to light. The larvae feed in a gallery in a variety of bracket fungi.

Identification: The species is large at 20 to 35mm wingspan which distinguishes it from the only similar species Triaxomera parasitella at 16 to 21mm. The head of T. parasitella is also a brighter yellow ochre where-as it is the same as the wing colour for M. choragella.

Recorded in 25 (43%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1994.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/08/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
15/08/2020126TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
16/07/2020125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
16/07/2020125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
12/07/2020125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
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Wingspan: 18-32mm
Flight: May - September
Foodplant:   bracket fungus, dead wood
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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