Nemapogon variatella

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Nemapogon variatella
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tineidae
Genus: Nemapogon
Species: N. variatella
Binomial name
Nemapogon variatella
(Clemens, 1859)

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Nemapogon variatella is a moth of the Tineidae family. It is found in almost all of Europe. It is also found in North America.

The wingspan is about 12 mm.

The larvae feed on bracket fungus or dead wood, and possibly on dried grain or stored produce. Recorded food includes Coriolus versicolor, Laetiporus sulphureus and Polyporus squamosus.


  • Nemapogon apicisignatella (Dietz, 1905)
  • Nemapogon fulvisuffusella (Dietz, 1905)
  • Nemapogon personella (Pierce & Metcalfe, 1934)
  • Nemapogon variatellus (lapsus)
  • Tinea infimella Corbet, 1943 (non Herrich-Schäffer[verification needed], 1851: preoccupied)
  • Tinea personella Pierce & Metcalfe, 1934
  • Tinea secalella Zacher, 1938
  • Tinea variatella Clemens, 1859

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