Nemophora degeerella

Alternative names
Yellow-banded Longhorn
Yellow-barred Long-horn
Description

Wingspan 16-23 mm. The males of this longhorn moth have extremely long antennae; the females much shorter.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Deciduous, often damp, woodland and around well wooded hedgerows and lanes.

When to see it

In May and June, the males can often be seen in groups, 'dancing' in the sunshine.

Life History

The larvae feed on leaf litter on the ground.

UK Status

It is quite common over much of England and Wales, more local in Ireland. 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)

Reference
7.001 BF148

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Species profile

Common names
Yellow-barred Long-horn
Species group:
Moths
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Lepidoptera
Family:
Adelidae
Records on NatureSpot:
167
First record:
01/01/1998 (Adrian Russell)
Last record:
18/06/2024 (Pochin, Christine)

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