Nemophora metallica - Distribution map

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7.002 BF147

Nemophora metallica

(Poda, 1761)

Wingspan 15-20 mm.

One of the 'longhorn' moths, the male has antennae three times the length of the forewings, the female around half this length. The wings have a relatively plain bronzy sheen.

Like other members of the genus, the larvae feed at first on seeds and later on leaves or leaf-litter, mainly of field scabious (Knautia arvensis).

Occurring in the south of England and East Anglia, the moths fly in June and July during the day.
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