Tineidae: Scardiinae

0196 (ABH12.010) Morophaga choragella, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR00609

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

This moth is distinguished from other UK-resident Tineidae by its large size.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: 18-32 mm
Foodplant(s): bracket fungi, dead wood
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Regional Information

Recorded in 14 (5.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 27 May to 29 August

Similar Species
Corn Moth Nemapogon granella
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Cork Moth Nemapogon cloacella
 Photo © Barry Dickerson

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Glossy
Colours:
White, Yellow, Brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5