The Moths of Suffolk
140 Nematopogon swammerdamella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to June

Larval foodplants : Possibly dead leaves and various herbaceous plants

Morley's Final Catalogue : Monks Soham garden; Assington Thicks in 1899, and always frequent in Bentley Woods in May, especially abundant there in early May 1935 (Mly); Ipswich in 1930-5 (Whit.); Beccles (D); Fritton Lake in June 1937 (Baker).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 17-21mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultNematopogon schwarziellus
Nematopogon pilella
Nematopogon metaxella
Nematopogon magna

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Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2007) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (11.v.2017) © Paul Kitchener