Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: May-Jun.
Foodplant: Leaf-litter and detritus.
|Year first recorded||1991||1859||1883||1972||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2013|
|Number of records||37||51||55||42||25|
|Number of individuals||42||67||63||70||32|
For the county, we have a total of 210 records from 100 sites. First recorded in 1859.
Similar species: 0140 Nematopogon swammerdamella.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and very common, even in open habitats, throughout all five vice-counties.
2013 (CHF): Widespread and common throughout the county in a variety of habitats and more likely to be found in open habitats and gardens than the similar but much larger Nematopogon swammerdamella. Like other members of the genus it can be disturbed in the daytime and also comes to light.