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12.014 ~ 0223 ~ Nemaxera betulinella
UK Status

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

Montgomeryshire Status

First found at Llanfyllin in the north of the county in 2009, since when there has been a further record from the south.

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. 
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 16th Aug 2009, Llanfyllin