Species Nemapogon cloacella - The Cork Moth - Hodges#263.1
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tineoidea (Tubeworm, Bagworm, and Clothes Moths)
Family Tineidae (Clothes Moths)
No Taxon (cloacella-granella-variatella)
Species cloacella (The Cork Moth - Hodges#263.1)
Explanation of Names
Nemapogon cloacella (Haworth, 1828)
Palaearctic Region. Introduced to British Columbia (Vancouver area) (1)
Larvae feed on bracket fungi (and possibly dried goods?) See Wikipedia entry here.
N. granella and N. variatella which tend to be more pale.
Landry, J-F., Nazari, V., Dewaard, J.R., Mutanen, M., Lopez-Vaamonde, C., Huemer, P., & P.D.N. Hebert, 2013. Shared but overlooked: 30 species of Holarctic Microlepidoptera revealed by DNA barcodes and morphology. Zootaxa 3749 (1): 001–093. (1)
Contributed by Steve Nanz on 13 December, 2014 - 4:08am Last updated 2 July, 2017 - 5:15pm
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