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0223 ~ Nemaxera betulinella
UK Status

Resident. Found very locally in England as far north as Westmorland.

Montgomeryshire Status

A single record taken from Llanfyllin in the north of the county in 2009.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-19mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Various fungi and occasionally rotten wood.

Lifestage data

Eggs are laid on larval food. Larva feeds on bracket fungi found on birch. 
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 16th Aug 2009, Llanfyllin