Adelidae: Nematopogoninae

0141 (ABH7.012) Nematopogon schwarziellus (=panzerella), Zeller, 1839


Jones' Covert
Jones' Covert
 Photo © Brian Stone
Jones' Covert
 Photo © Brian Stone

General Information

The adults of this species fly early morning and late afternoon until dusk.

Flies during the day

Wingspan: 14-17mm
Foodplant(s): herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common


Woodland, open habitats, heathland and acid grassland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 17 (6.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2023

Recorded date range (Adult): 17 April to 04 July

Similar Species
 Photo © Jonathan Newman

Larva Type:
Pink, White, Yellow, Brown, Black