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12.016 (BF216)

Cork Moth   

Nemapogon cloacella
Adult: 4
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Rests on tree trunks or host fungus.  Flies in morning sun, in the afternoon and at dusk. Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larval period unknown.  Adults fly May-October.

Larval foodplants

Within fungi and on callus-tissue around tree-wounds.  When within a fungus, produces frass and silk webbing on the surface.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway were found at unknown sites in Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire by persons unknown prior to 1985 (BRC/MOGBI data), while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Courance on 4th June 2012.

44 record(s) from 18 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 2022 2021
12.016 Nemapogon Cloacella
12.016 Nemapogon Cloacella

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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