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Species Nemapogon cloacella - The Cork Moth - Hodges#263.1

Classification
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)
Subfamily Nemapogoninae
Genus Nemapogon
No Taxon (cloacella-granella-variatella)
Species cloacella (The Cork Moth - Hodges#263.1)
Hodges Number
263.1
Explanation of Names
Nemapogon cloacella (Haworth, 1828)
Range
Palaearctic Region. Introduced to British Columbia (Vancouver area) (1)
Food
Larvae feed on bracket fungi (and possibly dried goods?) See Wikipedia entry here.
See Also
N. granella and N. variatella which tend to be more pale.
Print References
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)
Works Cited
1.Shared but overlooked: 30 species of Holarctic Microlepidoptera revealed by DNA barcodes and morphology
J.F. Landry, V. Nazari, J.R. Dewaard, M. Mutanen, C. Lopez-Vaamonde, P. Huemer, P.D.N. Hebert. 2013. Zootaxa, 3749(1): 001–093.