Adelidae: Adelinae

00338 Nemophora degeerella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF0148 (ABH7.001)


General Information

The males of this species have antennae three and a half to four times the length of the forewing and are the longest in the British Lepidoptera. The species has a bronzy-purple forewing with a golden yellow fascia edged in purple. It flies at dusk often in groups.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 17-23mm.
Foodplant(s): plant matter
Flying: One generation, May-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Damp woodland.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Hvoyna, Western Rhodopi Mtns., 20th June 2014.
Hvoyna, Western Rhodopi Mtns., 20th June 2014.
 Photo © Matthew Gandy

Larva Type:
White, Yellow