The Moths of Suffolk
143 Nematopogon metaxella, (Hübner, 1813)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Woodland and marshes

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : Dead leaves and various herbaceous plants

Records : Thorpeness (A M Emmet & G C Pelham-Clinton, 10.vii.1965 & 13.vii.1965), Carlton Marshes (A Prichard,, Bromeswell Green (A Prichard,, Minsmere (R Harvey & J Higgott,, and, Ipswich Golf Course (N Sherman,, Eye (P Kitchener,

Morley's Final Catalogue : Found to occur with us at Beccles, after 1890 (Dr. Crowfoot, Trans. i, 35).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 15-17mm


Confusion species
    AdultNematopogon swammerdamella
Nematopogon schwarziellus
Nematopogon pilella
Nematopogon magna

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