Adelidae: Nematopogoninae

0140 (ABH7.015) Nematopogon swammerdamella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR00391

 Photo © Jonathan Newman
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Orton Waterville
Orton Waterville
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
Orton Waterville
Orton Waterville
 Photo © Jonathan Newman


General Information

This is the largest of this genus of four UK 'Longhorn' moths. All have unmarked ochreous wings and very long antennae (twice length of forewing in male, female a little shorter).

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: 17-21mm.
Foodplant(s): herbaceous plants, decaying plant matter (possibly)
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 12 (4.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2017

Recorded date range (Adult): 17 April to 22 June

Similar Species
Jones' Covert
Jones' Covert
 Photo © Brian Stone


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Colours:
Green, Brown, Black