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



Las Descargues, 12 August 2011
Nemapogon granella Adult


© Robin Howard

Nemapogon granella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Corn Moth

Wingspan: 9-16mm

The moth is recorded throughout the spring and summer and has been taken from all sites where barns and farm buildings are found. It comes rarely to light but is more often seen in or close to buildings where grain is or has been stored. It can be confused with Nemapogon cloacella but if taken early in the season it is likely to be granella.

Larvae feed on dry rot fungus, grain and other stored food products indoors and has been recorded from bracket fungus outside.