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, usually about four times the length of the forewing. I believe the images featured here show a female. The larvae feed on dead leaves, often amongst Bluebells, living within a portable case.

Longhorn Moth Nemophora degeerella

Longhorn Moth Nemophora degeerella

Copyright: Peter Hillman
Camera used: Nikon D7200
Date taken: 2nd June 2018
Place: Local woodland margin, Staffordshire


18 thoughts on “Longhorn Moth

    1. Thank you very much, Anne 🙂 Despite me intruding on his space it kept still enough so I could get some shots in 🙂


  1. Interesting to see a female, Pete. I had a group of males ‘dancing’ recently, and can now see what a difference there is in their ‘horn’ lengths.

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