Seq # 170410030

Nemapogon granella (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Jan. 19, 2020, 9:12 a.m.

A rather common species in Belgium, more observed in the northern part of the country.


Family: Tineidae > Subfamily: Nemapogoninae > Genus: Nemapogon > Species: Nemapogon granella
Vernacular names
Gespikkeld kroeskopje (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 23. view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults have been observed from March till early October. They come to light.
Indoors this species has a continuous succession of generations.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Piptoporus betulinus
Host plant (genera):
Stored products (grain, rice, nuts, etc.) and Fungi

The larva lives outdoors on various bracket-fungi like Piptoporus, Coriolus, Laetiporus and Polyporus. Indoors it feeds on dry-rot fungus like Serpula, on decayed wood, on wine corks and on a great variety of stored products like grain, nuts and other vegetable products.

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