Adelidae: Nematopogoninae

0143 (ABH7.014) Nematopogon metaxella, (Hübner, 1813)



General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: 15-17mm
Foodplant(s): decaying plant matter, herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common


Wooded areas, marsh and fens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 51 (18.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2023

Recorded date range (Adult): 21 April to 18 July

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