Nemophora degeerella

Alternative names
Yellow-barred Long-horn

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

Identification difficulty

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)

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

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