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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade G   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun.

Forewing: 7-8mm.

Foodplant: Leaf-litter.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded189418831883
Year last recorded200418832012
Number of records225
Number of individuals105
Unique positions225
Unique locations225
Adult records225
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 9 records from 9 sites. First recorded in 1883.


0143 Nematopogon metaxella 02
© Dave Shenton
0143 Nematopogon metaxella 01
© Charles Fletcher 27 Jun 2009

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Status uncertain. The single specimen so far checked proved to be misidentified.

Argus 58, 2009: The few previously published Yorkshire records (none of which is recent) are unsubstantiated.
VC64. Bishop Monkton, 27.6.2009 gen. det. CHF (D&DB). FIRST CONFIRMED COUNTY RECORD.

2013 (CHF): There have now been more confirmed records in VC64. Other records remain unconfirmed. The moth is similar in appearance to several other members of the genus but the forewing has a more reticulated appearance and there is a blurred dark spot at two thirds. It is more likely to be found in wet marshy areas. Identification should be confirmed by dissection.

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