Adelidae : Adelinae
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Nemophora minimella
Small Long-horn
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Nemophora cupriacella
Coppery Long-horn

(Hübner, 1819)146 / 7.003
Norfolk status
Rare.
Another long antennae genus.
Dry grassy areas and downland, flying during the daytime.

Parthenogenetic, the male apparently unknown?
Bigger and without the basal streak and forewing cross-band of similar species. Labial palps curve upwards, with long forward-pointing hairs and extensive red/purple colour to the outer half of forewing.

Norfolk ref [MBGBI vol1]

Recorded in 5 (7%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/2018128TF94 - Wells/Stiffkey
18/07/2017+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
01/07/2017+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
08/08/2015128TF94 - Wells/Stiffkey
06/08/2015128TF94 - Wells/Stiffkey
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Wingspan: 12-16mm.
Season: June - July.
Foodplant:   Scabious
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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