Nematopogon swammerdamella

    Alt Name
    Large Long-horn

    Wingspan 18-21 mm. The largest of Britain's 'longhorn' moths. Resembles N. schwarziellus, with long white antennae and yellow-orange head tufts, but is larger and has no discal spot.

    Identification difficulty

    Usually associated with deciduous woodland habitats.

    When to see it

    It is on the wing during May and June.

    Life History

    The larvae are believed to feed on dead leaves.

    UK Status

    This species is generally distributed throughout the British Isles. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)

    7.015 BF140

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map