Archinemapogon yildizae
Archinemapogon yildizae
Adult • East Invernessshire • © Roy Leverton

12.013 BF222
Archinemapogon yildizae

Koçak, 1981


Wingspan c.14-21 mm.

A rare species, with a British distribution only in the central Scottish Highlands, although occurring elsewhere in Europe and further east.

The larvae feed on bracket fungus, either Fomes or Piptorus which grows on birch (Betula).

Adults, though at large from May to July are generally only encountered as a result of rearing from larvae.

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