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Nemophora cupriacella
Coppery Long-horn

(Hübner, 1819)146 / 7.003
Norfolk status
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.
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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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