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Nemophora degeerella
Yellow-banded Longhorn

(Linnaeus, 1758)148 / 7.001
=Yellow-barred Long-horn

Norfolk status
Widespread.
Day flying, often in large groups.
Males have antennae three and a half to four times the length of the forewing and are the longest in the British Lepidoptera.
Bronzy purple forewing with golden yellow fascia edged in purple.
Also flies at dusk often in groups.

Recorded in 60 (81%) 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
17/06/2024128TL98East Wretham Heath
16/06/2024427TM17Billingford
15/06/2024127TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
15/06/2024227TG13Little Barningham
14/06/2024127TM39Seething
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Wingspan: 17-23mm.
Flight: May - July.
Foodplant:   Leaf litter
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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