Tineidae : Nemapogoninae
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Nemapogon variatella
Pale Corn Clothes Moth

(Clemens, 1859)218 / 12.020

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk.

Life Style: The moth has been found from March to August. The larvae feed on bracket fungi but may also be found in stored vegetable products.

Identification: The moth is distinguished from similarly marked Nemapogon species in having a white head. There are sometimes brown scales at the side. The ground colour of the wings is also white with no hint of ochre. More Info

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2006.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/06/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
18/06/2006+25TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Wingspan: 10-14mm.
Flight: March - May (-Aug) pos two gens.
Foodplant:   Fungi and stored products.
Nat Status: pRDB3
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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