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146 Nemophora cupriacella

(Hübner, [1819])

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Using datasets:
Dorset SSSI Species Records 1952 - 2004 (Natural England): Dorset Environmental Records Centre
Wicken Fen nature reserve species data held by The National Trust: National Trust
BRERC April 2013: Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre
WBRC Species data for Worcestershire collated by species group: Worcestershire Biological Records Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre. Lepidoptera Observation Records. Pre-2010 for Cumbria : Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Lincolnshire Moths: Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership
Shropshire Ecological Data Network Database: Shropshire Ecological Data Network
Invertebrate Site Register - England (1738-2005).: Natural England
Suffolk Biological Records Centre (SBRC) dataset: Suffolk Biological Records Centre
WBRC Species data for Worcestershire collated by date.: Worcestershire Biological Records Centre
Wiltshire & Swindon Site-based Survey Records: Wiltshire and Swindon Biological Records Centre
SER Species-based Surveys: Staffordshire Ecological Record
Bedfordshire Micro Moths (BNHS) - 1820-2013: Bedfordshire and Luton Biodiversity Recording and Monitoring Centre

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Nemophora cupriacella

(Hübner, [1819])

Wingspan 12-16 mm.

A local species, occurring mainly in the south of England, and more scarcely in parts of northern England, Wales and Ireland.

It inhabits dry grassy areas and downland, and flies during the daytime, mainly in July.

The larvae feed on scabious (Knautia, Succisa or Scabiosa), initially on the seeds, later building a case and feeding on fallen and lower leaves.

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