Adelidae: Adelinae

0147 (ABH7.002) Nemophora metallica (=scabiosella), (Poda, 1761)



General Information

This is one of the 'longhorn' moths, so called as the male has antennae three times the length of the forewings, the female around half this length.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: 15-20mm
Foodplant(s): Field Scabious (Knautia arvensis), Small Scabious (Scabiosa columbaria)
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Huntingdonshire.

Similar Species
Orton Waterville, May 2011
Orton Waterville, May 2011
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
Hemingford Grey, May 2012
Hemingford Grey, May 2012
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies

Nationally Scarce B

Larva Type:
White, Black