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Nematopogon swammerdamella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Large Long-horn
7.0150 (B&F: 140)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Adeloidea
    »Family: Adelidae
      »Subfamily: Nematopogoninae
        »Tribe: Trifurculini


A resident species. Generally occurs sparingly at mv light, although it is sometimes fairly common to common in a wide range of habitats in both vice-counties. Widespread, but probably seriously under-recorded. Single-brooded with a two year life cycle, adults fly mainly from late April to the third week of June, occasionally to late June. Larvae feed on dead leaves, though this has yet to be confirmed in Sussex. (Pratt, 2011)

Nematopogon swammerdamella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Crowborough, 08 v 2020
Photo: Charles Waters
Nematopogon swammerdamella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lindfield, 09 v 2011
Photo: Bob Foreman

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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