Main: (Tineidae / Nemapogoninae)
12.023 [B&F: 0226] Triaxomasia caprimulgella (Stainton, 1851)

 

An elusive species, said to favour dark shady places such as hollow trees and outbuildings. With the recent introduction of the LUN pheromone lure (primarily used to attract the Lunar Hornet Clearwing), sightings have dramatically increased in recent years, with a number from Middlesex, Surrey, and first recorded in Hampshire in July 2021; however the first record from our area was one retrospectively identified on the Isle of Wight from a photo in 2020. Most are caught at pheromone lure but does turn up at UV light. Wingspan 9-11 mm. The larva is thought to be a detritus feeding species, like most tineids.

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Distribution Map

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