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12.016 ~ 0216 ~ Nemapogon cloacella ~ Cork Moth
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

A good scattering of records from across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-18mm.

Confusion species

N. granella, N. wolffiella, N.variatella, N. ruricolella, N. inconditella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine?)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Feeds on the fungi Hypoxylon multiforme found on dead branches and bark of deciduous trees.

Lifestage data

Eggs are laid on larval food. Larva feeds by boring into the food materials and produces a little webbing. Pupates within larval web. 
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 15th May 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 11th Aug 2011, Llanfyllin