Morophaga choragella: Distribution map

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12.010 BF196
Morophaga choragella

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Wingspan 18-32 mm.

Distributed locally in the south and south-east of England, there are a few scattered records further north to Northumberland.

It bears a superficial resemblance to some other members of the family, but is generally larger, having a wingspan of up to 30mm.

The larvae feed internally in bracket fungus, and maybe also on dead wood.

The moths fly between June and August, but are fairly inconspicuous.
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