Longhorn Moth

Nemophora degeerella

Longhorn Moth (Nemophora degeerella)This moth has a striking metallic bronze ground colour with distinctive markings intersecting the forewing. The males have very long antennae. Wingspan 23mm.
Longhorn Moth (Nemophora degeerella)The caterpillar feeds on dead leaves, often amongst Bluebells, living within a portable case.

It flies May and June, during the day, and is seen in damp, deciduous woodland. Common and widespread throughout England and Wales.

Photographs of Longhorn Moth (Nemophora degeerella) taken May 2014, local wood, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2014. Camera used Nikon D3200, with Sigma 105mm macro lens.

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