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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 4-6mm.

Foodplant: Fungi and dead wood, often birch.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded18851885
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records2856
Number of individuals2346
Unique positions1530
Unique locations1530
Adult records1632
Immature records48

For the region, we have a total of 56 records from 30 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0217 Nemapogon wolffiella 02
© Gillian Nash, May 2016
0217 Nemapogon wolffiella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

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