ABH 7.001

Nemophora degeerella

BF 148

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16-23 mm.


Males of this longhorn moth have extremely long antennae; the females much shorter
The head is dark brown, with dark and yellow hair-like scales. The thorax has a bronzy golden shining. Fore wings are shiny bronzy golden yellow or shiny ochreous with longitudinal dark brown and lead-gray blueish-violet shining streaks. A yellow transversal band cross the whole wings, framed by two lead-gray blueish-violet shining stripes with a dark brown border. The three longitudinal lead-gray, blueish-violet shining stripes situated in the basal part of the wings do not treach the transversal fascia. Rear wings are brownish gray.


Life Cycle

The larvae feed on leaf litter on the ground. living within a movable case.the males can often be seen in groups, 'dancing' in the sunshine.In May and June.The adult moth feeds on Persicaria bistorta, Leucanthemum vulgare and nettles. This species has a single annual generation (univoltine). Hibernation takes place in the form larvae in a cocoon of leaves.


Common in deciduous, often damp, woodland







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