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

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Large Longhorn
Nematopogon swammerdamella
Dark-dotted Longhorn
Nematopogon metaxella
Wingspan: 14-17mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

Woodland and open habitats, heathland, acid grassland.
Adults fly early morning and late afternoon till dusk.

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

Small size, early flight period, and a hint of a discal spot should help identify.

Recorded in 33 (45%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 10 Records
04/06/2024127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
31/05/2024127TG14Felbrigg / Runton
18/05/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
13/05/2024127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
12/06/2023128TF83North Creake
11/06/2023127TG21Norwich (Catton)
09/06/2023127TG21Norwich (Catton)
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