Adelidae: Adelinae

0148 (ABH7.001) Nemophora degeerella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR00338

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Brampton Wood, June 2011
Brampton Wood, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

The males of this species have antennae three and a half to four times the length of the forewing and are the longest in the British Lepidoptera. The species has a bronzy-purple forewing with a golden yellow fascia edged in purple. It flies at dusk often in groups.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 17-23mm.
Foodplant(s): plant matter
Flying: One generation, May-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Damp woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 48 (17.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 16 May to 08 July

Similar Species
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Colours:
White, Yellow