The Moths of Suffolk
148 Nemophora degeerella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Frequently found in damp woodland areas

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to early July

Larval foodplants : Leaf litter

Morley's Final Catalogue : By no means generally distributed. Records are confined to Bentley Woods in June 1894-1935, Fritton and (Doughty) Darsham.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 17-23mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultAdela croesella

Compare confusion species
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female - Great Cornard, Suffolk (4.vi.2005) © Stuart Read

Flight chart
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Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Iken Cliff, Suffolk (31.v.2014) © Paul Kitchener
male - Great Cornard, Suffolk (10.vi.2005) © Stuart Read
Foxhall Woods, Ipswich, Suffolk (12.vi.2010) © Brian Jones
 
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Male - Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2011) © Neil Sherman
Larval case and pupal exuvia - Wherstead Woods, Suffolk (12.iv.2012) © A Prichard