The Moths of Suffolk
141 Nematopogon schwarziellus, Zeller, 1839

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Woodland, hedgerows, moorland, heathland and other open habitats

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to June

Records : Santon Downham (B Palmer 1987 to 1989; A M Emmet, 22.vi.1989 & 2.vii.1989), Thornham (P Kitchener, 23.vi.2006), Eye (P Kitchener, 25.vi.2006), Ipswich Golf Course (N Sherman, 25.v.2009)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Bentley Woods, Dodnash, Ipswich, Butley, Blaxhall, Parham Mill Wood, Monks Soham, Weston.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 14-17mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultNematopogon swammerdamella
Nematopogon pilella
Nematopogon metaxella
Nematopogon magna

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Confirmed by dissection by Jon Clifton. - Ipswich, Suffolk (25.v.2009) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2012) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (20.v.2014) © Neil Sherman