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Nematopogon schwarziellus
Sandy Long-horn (Zeller, 1839)
Adelidae: Nematopopgoninae
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Photo © Stephen Youngs,  19/06/2016 - Holt Lowes

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Wingspan: 14-17mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Scarce.
One of the British 'Longhorn' moths.
Woodland and open habitats, heathland, acid grassland.
Adults fly early morning and late afternoon till dusk.

Recorded in 31 (42%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/06/2021128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
02/06/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
26/06/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
11/06/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
26/05/2020127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
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