Nemophora degeerella

    Alt Name
    Yellow-barred Long-horn
    Description

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

    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

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map