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Nemophora metallica
Brassy Long-horn

Poda, 1761147 / 7.002

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Occurred in small numbers upon Angelica sylvestris, growing among Scabious, in the Fritton marsh during August 1939 (Doughty, Morley).

Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded day flying species that will come to light during July and August. The larvae feed on Knautia and Scabiosa. They pupate in the larval habitation.

Identification: A species of open grassland. The moth has uniformly brassy coloured forewings with a greenish reflection. The head is ferruginous in both sexes. The antennae that are dark basally and silvery white apically are long in the male and female.
The larvae feed on the seeds before moving to lower and dead leaves, feeding from a portable case. The case is elongate, bivalve and flattened, constructed from pieces of leaf. More Info

Recorded in 5 (9%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1936.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/07/2020126TM07 - Thelnetham/Redgrave
30/06/2020726TL76 - Kentford/Dalham
21/07/2018126TL67 - Beck Row
09/07/2016126TL67 - Beck Row
1998+25TM17 - Eye/Hoxne
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Wingspan: 15-20mm
Flight: Juky and August.
Foodplant:   Field Scabious, Small Scabious.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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