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12.021 ~ 0220 ~ Nemapogon clematella ~ Barred White Clothes Moth
UK Status

Resident. Locally common in mainland Britain as far north as Durham.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded from Commins Coch in the west of the county, since then there have been a further few widely scattered records.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-15mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Various fungi and rotten wood.

Lifestage data

Eggs are laid on larval food. Larva feeds on fungal growths found under the bark of dead twigs and stems. 
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 5th Aug 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 26th May 2020, Llanfyllin