Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid May-Jun.

Forewing: 8-11mm.

Foodplant: Leaf litter.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883186819772003
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records4341154438
Number of individuals184491731240533
Unique positions221988325
Unique locations211989305
Adult records4038150408
Immature records11000

For the county, we have a total of 289 records from 164 sites. First recorded in 1868.


0148 Nemophora degeerella 04
© Colin Duke
0148 Nemophora degeerella 03
© Andy Nunn
0148 Nemophora degeerella 02
© Dave Williamson
0148 Nemophora degeerella 01
© Graham Feathestone

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and often abundant throughout all five vice-counties.

2013 (CHF): An unmistakable moth, common and widespread across the county. The only confusion species, Adela croesella is much smaller. Seen by day in dappled sunshine in woodland but also coming to light.

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