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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Fungus on dead wood.

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 recorded18691869
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records62124
Number of individuals3570
Unique positions4896
Unique locations4998
Adult records3264
Immature records2040

For the region, we have a total of 124 records from 98 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1869.


0220 Nemapogon clematella 05 larva feeding signs
© Jenny Seawright
0220 Nemapogon clematella 04 larval feeding signs on Hazel
© Dave Shenton
0220 Nemapogon clematella 03
© Will Bown
0220 Nemapogon clematella 02
© M Parsons/Butterfly Conservation
0220 Nemapogon clematella 01
© Tom Morris

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