Nemapogon varietella - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 9 July 2012
Nemapogon varietella Adult


© Robin Howard

Nemapogon varietella (Clemens, 1860)

Wingspan: 11-15mm

A possible bivoltine species on the wing from March to as late as August, it is a scarce visitor to Las Descargues but is occasionally recorded in early summer in the lower garden near the old barn.

Larvae feed on bracket fungus and stored grain and feed.