Adelidae : Nematopopgoninae
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Nematopogon swammerdamella
Large Longhorn
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Nematopogon metaxella
Dark-dotted Longhorn

(Hübner, 1813)143 / 7.014
=Buff Long-horn

Norfolk status
Widespread.

Wooded areas, marsh, fens, Broads.

One of the Nematopogon genus of three similar looking 'Long-horn' moths found in Norfolk.

Small size and flies much later in the year than the other two. Forewing more rounded and shows a dark spot or short line at two-thirds.

Recorded in 44 (59%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
26/06/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
25/06/2024228TF74Titchwell
25/06/2024228TF74Titchwell
25/06/2024127TG13Hempstead
23/06/2024127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
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Wingspan: 15-17mm
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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