Main: (Tineidae / Nemapogoninae)
12.019 [B&F: 0219] Nemapogon ruricolella (Stainton, 1849)


Nationally scarce (Nb) in woodland, heathland and commons throughout southern England. In Hampshire continues to be recorded at low densities in most years, but until rediscovered in Parkhurst Forest in 2020, there was only a single vague record from Wight, dated 1934, referenced in Goater, 1974. Wingspan 10-14 mm. Resembles the much more common Cork Moth N. cloacella most closely, but is usually recognisable by the pale reddish brown subapical area, less mottled than in Cork Moth, in which the whitish postmedian spot stands out distinctly, this spot being not as clearly rounded as in Cork Moth (MBGBI Vol 2). Larva feeds on various bracket fungi, including Razorstrop Fungus, a widespread resident on birch trees.

Flightime guide

Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 8
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Phenology - Larval Records

Max records: 2
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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

VC8 Wiltshire (Hants county)
West Park (SU11)14-Jul-2003oneGreen, David G Adult
VC10 Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight (SZ38)1934-Fletcher, WHBAdult
Parkhurst Forest (SZ49)28-Jul-2020oneOutlaw, Iain Adult
VC11 South Hampshire
Browndown north (SZ59)23-Jun-1973oneDickson, RichardAdult
Curbridge HWT NR (SU51)14-Aug-1974oneDickson, RichardAdult
Curbridge HWT NR (SU51)14-Aug-1974oneUnknownAdult
Southsea (SZ69)07-Jul-1982oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Hookheath Meadows NR, Southwick (SU60)12-Jun-1992oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Hamble Common (SU40)21-Jun-1993oneDickson, RichardAdult
Wickham Common (SU51)28-Jun-1993oneDickson, RichardAdult
Hamble Common (SU40)30-Jun-1994oneDickson, RichardAdult
Soberton (SU61)30-Jun-1995oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Soberton (SU61)30-Jun-1995-Langmaid, JRAdult
Warsash (SU40)03-Jul-1996twoDickson, RichardAdult
Old Winchester Hill NNR (SU62)23-Jul-1997oneDickson, RichardAdult
Southsea (SZ69)05-Jun-1998oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Brockenhurst, New Forest (SU30)23-Jul-1998oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Wickham Common (SU51)12-Aug-1998oneDickson, RichardAdult
Southsea (SZ69)08-Jul-1999oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Hamble Common (SU40)12-Jun-2001oneAppleton, DAdult
Common Meadow (SU51)29-Jun-2003oneDickson, RichardAdult
Chandlers Ford (SU42)01-Jul-2003-Elliott, Brian Adult
Wickham Common (SU51)22-Mar-2004twoDickson, RichardLarval feeding signs
Wickham Common (SU51)22-Mar-2004twoLangmaid, John & Dickson, RIchardLarval
Botley Wood (SU51)14-Jul-2004oneDickson, RichardAdult
Marwell (SU52)08-Aug-2005oneGreen, David G Adult
Crab Wood NR (SU42)28-Jun-2008fiveGreen, David G Adult
Ashurst, NF (SU31)26-Jul-2010oneGodfrey, Keith Adult
Romsey (SU32)18-Jun-2012twoGreen, David G Adult
Portsmouth (SU60)22-Jun-2014oneThirlwell, Ian Adult
Portsmouth (SU60)13-Jul-2014oneThirlwell, Ian Adult
Portsmouth (SU60)18-Jul-2014oneThirlwell, Ian Adult
Portsmouth (SU60)11-Jul-2019oneThirlwell, Ian Adult
VC12 North Hampshire
Selborne (SU73)16-Jun-1995oneAston, AAdult
Selborne (SU73)27-Jun-1995oneAston, AAdult
Selborne Hanger (SU73)28-Mar-1996-Langmaid, John & Davis, TonyLarval
Wildhern (SU35)25-Jul-1999-Green, David G Adult
Sherborne St John (SU65)28-Jul-2002oneMontegriffo, NJAdult
Itchen Abbas (SU53)27-Mar-2003-Elliott, Brian & Langmaid, JohnLarval
Pamber Forest (SU66)22-Jun-2003oneDennis, GrahamAdult
Old Basing (SU65)07-Apr-2004-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, PH; Wall, MJ; Boswell, PALarval
Morgaston Wood (SU65)05-Jun-2004oneWall, Mike Adult
Longparish (SU44)12-Jul-2013oneEvans, GlynneAdult
Pamber Forest (SU66)17-Jul-2018fiveHammond, M; Tailby, K; Dennis, GJAdult
Harewood Forest (SU34)16-Jul-2019oneEvans, GlynneAdult
Pamber Forest (SU66)25-Jun-2020fourDennis, GrahamAdult

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